Well, to tell you the truth I am always scared of baking, but sometimes I crave my favorite Colombian “parva”, so I bake. Parva is what we call our baked goods in the region of Antioquia. Although this recipe is very easy to make, the problem I have is that in the USA, I don’t find “cuajada”, a fresh white cheese made with non-pasteurized milk, and this is the base for Colombian almojábanas. So, I have tried this recipe at least 4 times with various kinds of cheese and although the bread is not quite the same as I make in Colombia, it is pretty close and delicious!
¾ cup masarepa or pre-cooked white cornmeal, sifted
2 cups cottage cheese
1 tablespoon melted butter
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
2. Mix the cottage cheese and masarepa in a food processor.
3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
4. Divide into 8 equal-size portions and shape into a ball.
5. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until they are golden. Serve warm.