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Salvadorian Quesadilla

“Quesadilla Salvadoreña” is not an ordinary quesadilla where tortilla is filled with cheese and then grilled. It is, in fact, a dessert that is a delicious, cheese filled bread that is perfect with a cup of tea or coffee!

Serves 12
Prep Time 20
Cook Time 40


  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 3 Eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup Butter, melted
  • 4 oz Parmesan Cheese, finely grated
  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 TBS Sesame Seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until firm, but not stiff.
  3. Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer on high speed until creamy. Mix in egg yolks until well blended. Mix in Parmesan cheese gradually. Add sour cream and baking powder; beat until batter is smooth.
  4. Sift rice flour over batter; fold in with a spatula. Fold in egg whites with the spatula.
  5. Pour batter into a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 38 minutes.
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