Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Different Kind of Tortilla

I'd like to tell you about a fun little dessert I made up the other day, while also preparing my fish tacos with mango salsa.  Since I had a lot of leftover El Salvadorian tortillas, I decided to create a sweet dessert tortilla in the most simple way.

Getting the idea from a really delicious dish I had in La Lucha Mexican restaurant, I aimed to recreate it at home, but a lighter version.  While La Lucha's was loaded with delicious melty chocolate and dulce de leche sauce, I kept mine pretty simple yet still a treat.  All you need are 4 simple ingredients and an oven.  Even a toaster oven will do...try it out!

Dessert Tortilla

Ingredients (serves 1)
1 thick tortilla - I prefer El Salvadorian tortillas, as they're extra thick and more substantial
Butter, for thinly spreading on tortilla
Sprinkling of brown sugar

Ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Brush tortilla lightly with butter and then place on a lined baking sheet.  Top with brown sugar and a sprinkling of cinnamon.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until the edges of the tortilla get crunchy.  Enjoy with a glass of white wine or an ice cold Mexican beer. You can of course dress this tortilla further with fresh fruit, peanut butter,
speculoos, Nutella or what have you.

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