Quick Cheesy Quesadillas Recipe

Quesadillas

I have a new super easy and fun recipe perfect for you. Not only kids love cheesy quesadillas. With added creativity, you can transform basic quesadillas into holiday pica pica.

Make our own tortillas with these simple steps.

Flour Tortilla Ingredients
1/2 kilo flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 whole egg
butter, softened

Making the Tortillas
Whisk all ingredients until they cling together. Texture should be tight enough to hold into a dough. Form a ball and roll in a lightly floured surface, then knead the ball flat into half cm thickness. Your raw tortilla should be about 8-10 inches in diameter. Repeat steps until you are ready to heat tortillas on a non-stick pan. Brush pan with butter. Cook each side for about 30 seconds or when air pockets have decompressed.

Quesadillas

Making Quesadillas
For the cheese filling, you will be needing a combination of cheeses, preferably Monterey Jack and cheddar. Follow photo instructional. Brush pan with butter. Cooking time of quesadillas will depend on crunchiness desired.

Serve with salsa. To add a festive touch, dish up with avocado wedges and sour cream. You can also create unique fillings when you are able to perfect your tortillas. Enjoy!

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Hola, guacamole! Hello, Filipino avocado desserts!

Healthy, hi-protein avocado fruit contains potassium, an  important mineral for good muscle growth and proper functioning of cells and tissues; and lutein, for good eyesight.

There are many ways to enjoy avocado. Abroad, people include avocado in their salads, tacos and sandwiches. In California, where there is an abundance of avocados because of its proximity to Mexico, the largest producer of avocados in the world, the California Maki or Roll was born; Japanese chefs invented sushi with avocado, and the creation has become a worldwide sensation.

In the Philippines, we eat avocados with sugar and milk. Ice cream, ice candy, shake, popsicle and sorbet are popular avocado by-products that Filipinos relish with much gusto.

Here’s how to make two of my favorite sweet avocado coolers:

Recipe #1: Zingy Avocado Shake/Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium size avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 c evaporated milk
  • 1 tbsp – 1/4 c diluted pineapple juice, optional (depending on your desired taste)
  • crushed ice

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients in a blender. The subtle flavor of pineapple juice gives the avocado smoothie a refreshing zing.

Recipe # 2: Blauearth’s Chilled Avocado Dessert

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium size avocados
  • 370 ml evaporated milk
  • 10 tbsps sugar (you can use non-calorie Splenda instead)

Preparation:

1. Scoop out pitted avocado halves and place in a freezer container. Break into chunks using spoon.

2. Pour evaporated milk.

3. Add sugar and mix well.

4. Store in freezer for at least 6 hours. Serve in dessert bowls.

Have a great chill-out!

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PS The smoothie recipe was requested by my niece who lives in Rockford, Illinois.

Hey, Sharon, here’s hoping you will get Zorro’s passion. More power to scorpios and leos like us☺☺

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