|Brown cane shugar Piloncillo|
|The name piloncillo refers to the traditional cone shape in which the sugar is produced. It is also know as panela and panocha. There are actually two varieties of piloncillo produced one is lighter (blanco) and one darker (oscuro). The cone size can vary from as small as 3/4 ounce to as much as 9 ounces per cone. The cones shown in the picture above are about 3" tall.|
Piloncillo is very hard compared to the brown sugar you purchased in a box at the local grocer. Chop the piloncillo with a serrated knife. You can substitute piloncillo in any recipe calling for dark brown sugar.
Recipes with Piloncillo
Cafe de Olla -an earthy mixture of Viennese-roast coffee, cinnamon, aniseeds, and piloncillo.
Champurrado a special hot chocolate thickened with masa and flavored with piloncillo and aniseeds.