Some people can’t have traditional pastries not because they do not know how to cook or are not able to buy it in the nearest bakery but they may have an allergy to wheat flour which is rather common. However, this does not mean that you can now forget about the delicious cookies since today we’re going to make corn flour cookies.
There is a plenty of variations for the corn cookies recipe. Although for many of us it’s still perceived in a strange way, people started to use this product for the bread making and a variety of cakes and pastries a long time ago. Mexico is believed to be homeland of corn. Some archaeologists claim that back in those days corncobs were approximately ten times smaller than now, and were no longer than three or four centimeters. The ancestor of corn was a local plant called teosinte.
While corn was grown on small areas of the Mexican highlands, it remained relatively uniform in terms of genetics. However, somewhere in the fifteenth century it was rapidly spread through Central America. These were the new conditions which required new varieties of corn that was the impetus for enhanced selection of corn. Corn has played a huge role in the history of America. In fact, almost all Latin-American civilizations like Maya, Olmec culture, the civilization of the Aztecs, owe their existence to cron that has become the basis of highly productive agriculture without which it the civilization could not possibly arise. The interesting thing is, ancient Mayas even called one of their main gods Quetzalcoatl (the god of maize). So today we are going to prepare a truly divine corn cookies.
Corn meal is so popular, because it is an excellent remedy for anemia, it stimulates peristalsis of the bowel and biliary excretion, has diuretic properties. Scientists believe that the corn flour helps your cardiovascular system, normalizes blood circulation slows the aging process. Dishes made of corn flour decrease the fat accumulation in your body, increase the elasticity of blood vessels and even strengthen teeth. Furthermore, the corn flour pastry is an excellent food for those suffering from tuberculosis or stomach disorders.
Today we made corn cookies on with sour cream, but there is also a lenten corn cookies which does not include any cream or eggs. And you can also use butter instead of sour cream, then you’ll get the shortbread corn cookies. But that’s another different story. Feel free to contact us and send your original recipes. We’re looking forward to your letters.