panocha n : fudge made with brown sugar and butter and milk and nuts [syn: penuche, penoche, panoche]
Panocha in New Mexico and southern Colorado means a pudding made from ground sprouted wheat and piloncillo. It is traditionally eaten during Lent. The sprouted-wheat flour is called "panocha flour" or simply "panocha" as well.
In other regions, "panocha" can mean penuche or panuche. In the Philippines it means a kind of cane sugar produced by a crude milling process, like panela.
In New Mexico and southern Colorado Spanish slang, it is a taboo word for the vulva, a fact that has led to many deliberate and accidental puns.
- A Dictionary of New Mexico and Southern Colorado Spanish
- The Santa Fe School of Cooking Cookbook: Spirited Southwestern Includes directions for making panocha flour.