Friday, May 6, 2011


Hi, it's Pete. Here's my wife's (Hilda) home recipe for quesadilla from El Salvador. Not like the mexican quesadilla (cheese on tortilla). This treat goes great as a breakfast bread with coffee, or dessert with tamales, fried pork, refried beans or any other hispanic food.

1 box Jiffy cornbread mix
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup cream cheese (softened)
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar (adjust to taste)
1 stick cinnamon (crumbled small)
1 tbl. sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all the ingredients except seeds. Pour into a greased or buttered 9x13 baking pan (preferably glass). Top with seeds. Bake for 30-60 minutes until golden brown on top. Serve warm or cold.

Note: This recipe looks just like cornbread but is extremely moist, much sweeter and takes longer to bake. Cooking times with vary due to different ovens, location in oven and altitudes. After 30 minutes, check on it every five minutes til done. I recommend the glass dish so you can make sure the bottom doesn't burn.

Tip: Serve with Salvadorean coffee for a unique blend of tastes. You can find it in most gourmet or specialty coffee stores. But be warned. Once you taste these unique flavors together, you may never go back to regular coffee again.


  1. Wow! This sounds very interesting! Yum!
    Thanks for stopping by my garden tea - funny thing was I was thinking of Out Of Africa - love that movie!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend,

  2. This sound absolutely delicious! gloria

  3. This sound delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for your visit!!....I like your blog too.....very nice combination of flavours!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

  5. What a fun concept for a food blog. Definitely will have to try these recipes out His or Her way. Thanks for stopping by our blog

  6. I did not know Jiffy made anything but peanutbutter!

  7. This sounds so yummy! I love Jiffy cornbread mix. It's the only one I use. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

  8. This sound so interesting! I love cornbread, but with all these yummy extras it must be delish!

  9. Jiffy is a great cornbread mix...why bother to make your own mix, when you want it's Jiffy. LOL, I sound like a TV commercial now.
    Love the addition of the cottage cheese, and sour cream...two favorites of mine, and the sesame seeds on the top, superb!
    Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe:DDD

  10. This sounds really good and is easy too with the Jiffy mix. I have to try this unique recipe!

    I love your blog and your coast to coast thing. Pretty cool! I am so glad to be a new follower and am looking forward to more great posts!