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Community Cooks: Molotes with Adriana Paola Palacios Luna

Community Cooks: Molotes with Adriana Paola Palacios Luna

Join us for a bilingual edition of "Community Cooks". We invite you to gather online with us for a virtual dinner party and cooking demo. A new cook every month will be sharing recipes close to their heart and culture. Ingredients lists will be released a week prior so you can cook along! 

This month's cook: Adriana Paola Palacios Luna is originally from Puebla in México, and is the founder of Luna Cultura, Art, Science and Culture for Thriving Communities. Adriana is a mother of 3, is working on her doctorate, and loves to share culture as a way to promote diversity, building collective learning for a more equitable society. She is also an artist, poet and explorer of the Maker Movement and a Spanish teacher. Adriana will be making molotes for Community Cooks. This is a very popular and traditional snack in her hometown. Molotes are Antojitos Mexicanos (Mexican snacks), as are gorditas, chalupas, taquitos, etc. It is very common to have them around noon or at night. You can eat them in the street stands or order them to go and take them home. They will come wrapped on Kraft paper and with a side of salsa and cream. People in her hometown are always sharing them with family while visiting or gathering together. Adriana learned to cook them from her mother, who used to make them on Sunday morning to treat her sisters and Adriana! She loves this dish and is looking forward to sharing it with Boulder.


This event will be bilingual in Spanish and English and all ages are welcome. We hope you and your family can cook along at home!


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Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation

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Wednesday, May 12 2021
6:00pm - 6:45pm
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Molotes Ingredients List



Molote, from the Náhuatl word Molotic, that means ball or grinding stone. A molote is a filled, corn-based pastry usually served as an appetizer or snack in Mexican cuisine, from Puebla, and other places in México like Oaxaca, San Luis Potosí, Tlaxcala and Veracruz. It consists of a dough made from corn masa, filled with mashed potatoes, queso fresco with zucchini flower and Epazote, chicken tinga, and many other stews, then fried in oil and covered with salsa and milk cream (sour cream). In Puebla molotes are formed into half moons shapes, similar to empanadas. Other places may roll them into cigar shapes or ovals.



  • 2 cups of corn flour
  • 1 cup of wheat flour
  • 3 cups of water (more or less)
  • Oil to fry
  • Salt to taste
  • Salsa verde or roja (green or red salsa)
  • Cream / Sour cream
  • Queso Fresco
  • Mashed potatoes (Boiled in advance, mashed potatoes with salt to taste)


If available:

  • 1 cup of Zucchini flower (fresh)
  • A bunch of Epazote, some leaves will be enough (Is hard to find it fresh, but you can find it dry in the Mexican stores and markets)