Salpores is a traditional Salvadoran pastry often categorized as “Pan dulce” (sweet bread) and it’s consumed during the afternoon coffee break. There is a wide range of salpores and they vary according to the main ingredient used. They can be made of starch, corn, rice and bran.
Here are three recipes where you may select your favorite and enjoy delicious “Pan dulce” accompanied by coffee.
1 pound of starch (cassava flour)
1 cup of sugar
1 or 2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 / 2 teaspoon of salt
1 / 2 cup of melted margarine
2 tablespoons of powdered milk (strictly powder milk)
Sift flour and salt together and add the margarine, milk powder, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Eggs should be added one by one, in order to avoid the dough getting too wet, then start kneading.
Form a consistent and manageable dough. Make a roll about an inch thick, rolling the dough between your hands and kneading over a board or table. Then with a knife, cut the roll into pieces about one inch in length. The cut should not be straight but on a 45 degree angle.
Flattens a little bit and using a fork to make small grooves on the top surface, and if you like, you may add a little sugar with red coloring.
Place on a baking pan and preheat oven to 350 ° degrees F bake for 20 minutes or until slightly browned.
5 cups of rice flour
1 ½ cup of sugar
½ cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon of Royal flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
Hot water or milk (to taste)
After washing and draining the rice, run thru the food processor to make flour or you may buy rice flour from your local store.
Place the rice flour on a board, make a hole in the center and put the remaining ingredients (except milk) inside. Add the milk gradually as you knead the mixture by hand or with the help of a blender. The desired point of the dough is similar to the tortilla dough.
Make small balls and place them on waxed paper. Bake at f 350 ° F (preheat oven), until they reach a golden color.
1 lb of cornmeal
½ stick of butter or margarine
½ pound of sugar
½ teaspoon salt
3 egg yolks
¼ cup of warm water
Make dough using all the ingredients and knead on a table. Form golf size balls and lightly press them using your three middle fingers.
Place them on a baking pan or ungreased baking paper, and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees F.
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