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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 216.4
  • Total Fat: 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.6 mg
  • Sodium: 460.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 6.1 g

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Pupusas - Stuffed Bread From El Salvador

Submitted by: MSROBY
Pupusas - Stuffed Bread From El Salvador

Introduction

Pupusas are similar to corn tortillas, only thicker and stuffed with cheese, beans or meat. The pupusa originated in El Salvador, but it is also popular in neighboring Honduras Wonderful as snacks! Masa Harina ( a type of corn flour ) is available in many supermarkerts today Note: see my other prior pupusa post that is stuffed with beans and cheese and the dough made a bit different Pupusas are similar to corn tortillas, only thicker and stuffed with cheese, beans or meat. The pupusa originated in El Salvador, but it is also popular in neighboring Honduras Wonderful as snacks! Masa Harina ( a type of corn flour ) is available in many supermarkerts today Note: see my other prior pupusa post that is stuffed with beans and cheese and the dough made a bit different
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    4 c. masa harina
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    2 tsp. salt shopping list
    2 tsp. baking powder ( not traditional but some recipe do include its use for lightness ) shopping list
    4 tbsp. shortening (not liquid oil) ex: Crisco shopping list
    1 1/2 c. warm water (approximately) as needed shopping list
    1/2 lb. shredded muenster cheese or similar white cheese shopping list
    Garnish: shredded cabbage, carrots or coleslaw shopping list

Directions

Combine dry ingredients, cut shortening into dry ingredients with pastry blender; add warm water a few drops at a time and work dough with hands until manageable.
Knead dough 15-20 times then allow to stand for 10 minutes.
Form dough into balls the size of an egg or golf ball; roll out one at a time until they are 6 inches in diameter.
Add some of the cheese top center then put another layer of the tortilla and pat or roll flat to seal
Some recipes, put filling in center and stretch out pupusa to enclose filling and then patted and rolled out again instead of adding a top layer.
You can try either way
Then place on a hot ungreased skillet (one at a time).
Cook 2 minutes on each side until done.
Serve with El Salvodran coleslaw ( see separate recipe post ) or plain shredded cabbage and shredded carrots , chopped parsley on top.



Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MSROBY.






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