El Salvador

Interesting Facts

  • El Salvador translated to English means "the Savior."
  • Many small shops in El Salvador close for lunch.
  • Teacher's Day occurs on June 22nd, and is considered a national holiday.
  • On Good Friday, city streets close and artist create religious scenes using colored salts, flowers, and sawdust.
  • El Salvador produces coffee beans which start out green and turn red after seven months. They turn brown after roasting.
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Quesadilla Salvaorena-Ingredients and Directions

  • 1 cup of rice flour{you can also use " Bisquick" pancake flour here}
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 3/4 cup of sour cream or 1/2 cup of crema
  • 4 oz. of parmesan cheese or queso duro
  • 3 eggs, separated into yolks and whites
  • 1 stick of melted, salted butter
  • 1 tsp. of baking powder
  • Sesame seeds to garnish top


Beat egg whites until firm, but not stiff, and set aside.

Beat sugar and butter on high until light and fluffy.

Add in egg yolks one at a time and beat well until creamy.

Add in parmesan cheese little by little until well incorporated.

Fold in sour cream and baking powder with a spatula.

Sift rice flour (Bisquick) over the mixture and use spatula to incorporate into mixture.

Finally, fold egg whites using same spatula.

Pour batter into 9x13 rectangular glass baking dish.

Sprinkle sesame seed on top.

Place dish into 350 degree oven and bake for 38 minutes.

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Result

I thought it was interesting because I never ate something like this before. My mom and I loved it! My brother, Nate, and our dad thought it was alright, too. As a result I was very proud of it!