Guatemalan Quesadilla

When you hear quesadilla, I’m sure that the first thing that comes to mind is a tortilla with gooey cheese. That is traditionally a Mexican dish. One day when my mom said she was craving quesadilla, I thought “Well, we’ve got tortillas and cheese”. Um, no. She didn’t mean that kind of quesadilla. In Guatemala, quesadilla refers to a sweet cake that actually does have cheese in it. Guatemalans will eat this with cafecito in the afternoon.

A delicious, easy and different recipe that I would definitely recommend. There isn’t much out online, at least that I’ve found, about Guatemalan food. I’ll post more  Guatemalan recipes as time goes on and as I get time to make them!


1 egg
1/2 cup fat free milk
1/2 cup plain greek style yogurt
3 T butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup queso fresco
1 cup rice flour
1 t baking powder

Preheat oven to 350F
Beat the egg. Mix together milk, yogurt, butter, and sugar.
Add the cheese and combine thoroughly.
Mix in flour and baking powder until just combined.
Bake until toothpick comes clean, about 45 minutes.


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