|Photo courtesy of user Rick's Pic (Montreal) on Flickr|
Location: Central America, Pacific Ocean side, between Guatemala and Honduras
Area: Over 21,000 sq km; 153rd largest in the world
Slightly smaller than Massachusetts
Natural Hazards: Known as the "Land of Volcanoes"
Geography: Smallest Central American country, the only one that doesn't border the Caribbean Sea
Population: Over 6 millions; 107th largest in the world
Capital: San Salvador
Economy: Third largest economy in the region
Source: CIA Factbook
As I have mentioned before, when I start my search, I always look for a national dish first. This usually brings up some interesting results, as people don't have concensus for most countries. The exception was El Salvador. Every place I looked brought up one dish: Pupusas. And since these are homemade tortillas stuffed with yumminess, I was more than happy to take their advice.
After settling on the website linked above and the cheese flavor, the rest of the ingredients weren't hard to find. Even the Maseca was just at the regular grocery store. Apparently making your own corn tortillas is more popular than I thought.
|Six cups is a lot of flour...|
One day, I would very much like to get a tortilla press, but for now I don't have one. I also don't have flat plates that I could use to press out a tortilla. So I improvised. Cutting boards are flat, right?
|The edges were cracking a lot...|
The also tended to...fall apart. Some more than others.
|Best one I made by far.|
Well then, didn't see that coming. Definitely should have made the recipe a lot smaller. Waste of so much cheese! Here's to hoping the next one goes better!
Next time: Equatorial Guinea