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Ormiguillo ~ A Vintage New Mexican Honey Herbal Drink For Invalids

May 7, 2010

Red Rock Fry Bread Roadside Stand

Red Rocks Roadside Stand
Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico
Karen Rivera 1984

There was a moment of instant sensory recognition when I found this old recipe from one of my grandmother’s friends. Atole is familiar, even if I haven’t had it in years but I’d forgotten about Ormiguillo until I found the recipe. I  remember drinking this a few times in my childhood.

12 fresh bolillos (Mexican Style Torta Rolls)
1/2 tsp ground oregano
1/2 tsp ground cloves

Cut rolls in halves and let dry in a medium warm oven until crisp. Grind rolls very fine, add spices and sift all together.

To one pint boiling water, add 4 TBL of the meal slwly. Boil gently until it thickens lightly. Add local honey to taste.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Leroy permalink
    October 5, 2012 12:24 am

    Hope you see this posting. What was this remedy used to cure? Hope you remember. Thanks.

    • October 6, 2012 4:13 pm

      It’s for stamina: A glass of milk and honey daily in the morning is known to improve the stamina of people. While milk contains proteins, honey contains the necessary carbohydrates required for effective metabolism. Milk and honey provides strength to all including children and old men and women. Some people can’t drink milk so this is the alternative. It is also believed that honey cures constipation, flatulence and intestine disorders. It is also good for treating respiratory disorders such as cold and cough.

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