Venezuela Recipe: Quesillo
For our Expedition Earth week on Venezuela, we tried a sweet treat from the Another Trip Around the World book called Quesillo (Little Cheesecake). It’s really more like a flan than a cheesecake, and it might help to know that before you start so you’re not surprised by the result. Are you ready?
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1/8 c. water
- 4 eggs
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 1 can sweetened, condensed milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In 8×8 baking dish add sugar and water. Place pan in oven until boiling. Do not brown! Tilt the pan to coat.
Step 2: Next add remaining ingredients to blender and mix until smooth.
Step 3: Pour blended mixture into caramelized pan and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees, or until top crust is browned.
Step 4: Don’t panic if it looks like this. The sugar layer on the bottom will rise to the top creating a crystalized crust on top.
Step 5: Let cool slightly then serve warm.
What did we think? It tasted good, creamy with the crunchy top layer. Everyone except our preschooler liked it.