Monday, April 12, 2010

Cooking with Ransom - Salvadorian Quesadilla

This is a recipe you probably didn't know about.

El Salvador might not be a very famous place but it doesn't mean that it doesn't have its charm, one of the good things it has is its food, pastries and confectioneries, as well as other types of Criollo Food (Not the Louisiana Creole, but Latin-American criollo!). Here is a traditional pastry that is usually eaten with coffee for dinner, I substituted many ingredients with an equivalent you might find in any supermarket.
Salvadorian Quesadilla.

½ pound of Feta Cheese
2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese
1 ¼ cups of sugar
5 eggs
1 cup of flour
¾ cups of Sour Cream
¼ cup of Half and Half (Or milk)
½ Bar of butter.
1 tablespoon of baking powder
Sesame Seeds

Grate the feta cheese, mix it with the Parmesan cheese, the sugar, the eggs and the butter. Mix the cream and the Half and Half so that the consistency of the cream is softened and add it to the previous mix. Then you have to sift the flour together with the baking powder and add it to the mix while continuously beating. Put the mix on a greased mould, approximately ¼ of the height of the mould because it has to grows less than an inch, sprinkle with sesame seeds. Put the mix to rest on the moulds for 15 minutes. After that, put in the oven pre warmed 325 ºF for about 25 to 30 minutes. Put the oven in broil mode for 3 minutes at the end for it to gain its color.