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Friday, March 30, 2012

A Mexican Dessert - Pay de Queso

So... my mom, Aurora, is an English teacher in Mexico and she told her students about my "cooking blog", they brought some recipes for her so she would send them to me and I am supposed to choose one or two recipes to share here... I feel bad picking just one or two, I am just excited they wanted to participate and they liked the idea about me blogging their recipes... I don't like the idea of leaving anybody out so I am going to try to mention all the "participants" by name... and the recipes I got were:

  • Capirotada (Mexican dessert, it's kind of a "bread pudding" type of thing) by Maria Fernanda.
  • Very Berry-licious smoothies by Ana Graciela Villarreal
  • then I got a recipe by Cesar Ofreb Guzman but it didn't really have measurements so... yeah... I am skipping that one, thank you anyway Cesar! 
  • Tilapia topped with anchovies (I think that's what it is and the recipe sounds really good) by Andrea Peña
  • Garlic Spaghetti by Juan Manuel Bautista
  • Cheesecake by Josue Medina
  • Potato pellets (I guess it's like a potato cake, something like that, sounds really good!) by Felipe
  • Another "cake recipe" by Gerardo Daniel Rodriguez, but I think he used Cesar's recipe without measurements and just added "some chocolate" to it... mmm doesn't sound like a cake would really come out of it... thanks anyway Gerardo.
  • Strawberry cream (yummy) by Lizbeth Mendez
  • Chocolate bread pudding by Cesar Armando Orozco
  • Spanish style Chicken paella - It didn't have the name of the person who submitted the recipe... sorry!
  • Chocolate cookies by Daniela Montejano
  • Cornbread by Yohanna
  • Cream Cheese Dip with Jalapeno and Ham by Alexa Rodriguez
  • Chocolate biscuit by Elisa Cadena
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies by Marlen Benavides
  • Chocoflan (I love this dessert!!) by Melissa Arizoca
  • Mango Pie (yum) by Liliana Figueroa
  • Hot Cakes by Pamela Mejia
  • Flautas (Mexican Chicken taquitos)  (no name of the person who submitted)
  • Enmoladas by Leopoldo Guerra
 My mom was really pushing the "capirotada recipe" I am not a big fan of bread puddings, so this is not my choice... but I think I'll just share the cheesecake recipe today (it's a Mexican version of the American cheesecake)


For the crust:
1 Graham cracker crust (for Mexican version use "Galletas Marias" - Marias crackers which you can find in the "Hispanic Foods Aisle") just mix two cups of cracker crumbs with 1/3 cup of melted butter until well combined. Press mixture firmly onto bottom and sides of a 9" pie pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.
For the "cheesecake"

1 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1 12 oz. can of evaporated milk
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
6 oz. of cream cheese 

 - Preheat the oven at 350 F. Blend the milks, eggs, cream cheese and vanilla for about 1 minute, pour over prepared crust. Bake for about 45 minutes or until center is almost set. Enjoy!

Thank you Josue for sharing this delicious recipe! I will probably be trying some of the other recipes soon and hopefully sharing them in the future.

© Paloma King


Chasing Rainbow said...

Uhmm, yummy. You always inspire me to bake.

I have a fun giveaway going on at my blog, if you want to stop by.

Paloma said...

Thanks Salma! Your giveaway sounds really great (I already stopped by!) I will be commenting soon! I promise :) It's great to see you here!

SharleneT said...

Uh, Paloma, you can't show a list of yum-yum's like that and not have a series of recipes. No way. Looks like you have a series here, so I'm looking forward to a lovely Mexican collection!

Paloma said...

It does sound like that right Sharlene? I guess the series will begin soon! I've had to take a break between desserts I bake though because my body was showing the consequences... but I guess I can slowly work my way through that list! ;)