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Monday, 1 September 2014

Traditional Bolivian Cuisine | Recipe : Pasteles de queso.

Pasteles in Bolivia are typically eaten in the morning, I remember having them as breakfast when my family used to travel to Cochabamba, they served the Pasteles with Api morado (which is made from purple corn, flavored with sugar and cinnamon), and its delicious. 

In La Paz, I also used to eat them often!even in the afternoon!...Therefore  I had to try to make them in the UK, how could I not ?! and after few attempts I was happy to finally have this recipe! And every time I make them... they take me back to Bolivia ! ;)

Pasteles De Queso ( Para Api)

220g of Cheese .. 

1 ½ cup all purpose flour
2 tbsp Lard
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
1 ½ tbsp sugar
30ml boiling water.
1 Tbsp Icing sugar

Sift the flour in a large bowl, heat the lard t. Add the hot lard to the flour and mix with a wooden spoon.

Add the egg salt and sugar and mix. Slowly add the hot water until you had a soft dough easy to roll.Divide the dough in half and each half in half until we have 16 little ball. Aprox.

Rolled with a rolling pin each of them and once flat add the cheese in the middle and fold the pasteles in half press carefully the edges to close and seal them, Do the same with the others.

Heat 1 cup of vegetable oil and when is ready cooked each of the pasteles until golden. turning them ( they will almost doubled its size)
Cool them in a kitchen paper towel and once cooled sprinkled with some icing sugar.

And enjoy!!


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