Do not confuse this rich, cakey cheese bread with the Mexican appetizer, quesadilla. This recipe comes from the small village of Rosario de La Paz in El Salvador. Flavored with Parmesan-type cheese (queso seco) and sprinkled with crunchy sesame seeds, it’s a delicious blend of sweet and savory. Enjoy it by itself or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a hot cup of coffee.
3 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs, yolks and whites separated
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk - divided use
2 cups Cotija or freshly grated Parmesan cheese
3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line 13 x 9 inch baking dish or pan with parchment paper.
- Mix sugar, egg yolks and 1/2 cup evaporated milk in large mixing bowl with electric mixer on medium speed; add cheese little by little and remaining milk, scrape bowl occasionally.
- Add flour, baking powder and melted butter to sugar mixture; mix well. Beat egg whites in medium mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into batter. Pour into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle sesame seeds over batter.
- Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Lift from pan; remove paper. Cut into squares.
Makes 12 to 16 servings.
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