Recipes from El Salvador: Quesadilla Salvadorena

Recipes from El Salvador

Quesadilla Salvadorena

Country: El Salvador
Course: Dessert
Makes: 12 servings


  • 1 cup rice flour or Bisquick
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 oz Parmesan cheese
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 stick salted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until firm, but stop before you start to get stiff peaks. Set aside.
  3. Now use the mixer to cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. One at a time, add the egg yolks. Keep mixing until creamy. Gradually add the cheese.
  4. Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the sour cream and baking powder. Sift the flour/Bisquick over the mixture and blend gently until everything is well-incorporated. Then fold in the egg whites.
  5. Pour the batter into a 9x13 inch glass baking dish and sprinkle the sesame seeds on top.
  6. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the sides and top are a golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.