Ecuadorian dessert: quesadillas
One of the best aspects of traveling to a country is trying the local food.
Ecuador is a small country with very diverse gastronomy, with a wide range of cooking methods and ingredients. So, eating traditional dishes is a great way to experience Ecuador.
In this article, we want to discuss everything about quesadilla, a delicious Ecuadorian dessert.
Here in Quito, the capital city, we have a dessert symbol of our identity, the quesadilla.
Quesadillas are a pastry-filled pentagon made with eggs, cream cheese, flour, and sugar and date back to 1935 in Quito when they were first sold in a small bakery called Panaderia y Pasteleria de San Juan.
Ecuadorian quesadillas are different from Mexican cheese-filled quesadillas, as these are sweet and mainly eaten as a dessert, breakfast, or afternoon coffee.
What they taste like
Quesadillas are spongy in the middle and nice and crispy underneath, a delicious combination!
How and where to eat it
Quesadillas can be found nowadays at many pastry shops, stores, supermarkets, restaurants, and places selling traditional food.
The best way to enjoy them is together with a glass of milk, a warm cup of coffee or hot cocoa.
If you can, taste quesadillas with a cup of warm cocoa and queso fresco (Fresh cheese that will melt inside the cup of cocoa)
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