Sunday, April 01, 2007


I had the advantage of reading all your trials and tribulations, so I went straight for the Maseca. I also saw that it made 12 pupusas, so I cut the recipe in half.

But that only gave me 5, and small ones at that.

I have a problem when it comes to stuffing things...

I always overstuff. And this was no exception.

I'm thinking I'll roll the dough thinner next time.

I'll also add salt.

Overall this was great though! I've never had pupusas, so I don't know if mine turned out authentic, but they sure did turn out tasty!


At April 01, 2007 9:48 PM, Blogger Carla said...

Yeah, it's ALL in the flour, so I'm glad you got the good stuff! Mine looked like that too, until I did the one concave ball, add beans to dip in ball, roll ball around til beans move into inside thing. Hard to explain. But yours look just fine! I found making two patties of dough to be a bit too bready. Vania took a rolling pin to her dough. I think the crackliness of the dough is normal with corn flour, even the pupusas in restaurants have some cracks, and they're pro!

Anyway, glad you liked them, they look great!

At April 01, 2007 9:50 PM, Blogger Carla said...

p.s. Your photos are so good! I love the shots of all the pupusas-in-progress lined up on the parchment paper!

At April 02, 2007 8:55 AM, Blogger stagflation said...

I used that flour, and that's exactly what mine looked like. I am planning on making them again, the way that Carla describes making them. Strangely, the place I saw that method described on the internet (I forget which website) referred to it as the "hard" way of making them. It sounds way easier to me!

At April 02, 2007 2:08 PM, Anonymous ellie said...

I agree, I'll try it the ball way next time too.

At April 03, 2007 8:52 AM, Blogger Carla said...

But if you like the breadiness, the two dough patties are great! I could go for a fresh pupusa right now.

At April 04, 2007 12:29 PM, Blogger Madeline said...

I totally want to try that. My boyfriend is salvadoreƱo and ever since he went vegetarian he has been missing his pupusas. What do you suggest stuffing the pupusas with?

At April 04, 2007 12:40 PM, Blogger Carla said...

Hey Madeline, I stuffed my pupusas with refried beans and fake cheeze. If you scroll down to an entry called "pupusa time" you can see that Vania used ingredients like olives in hers! They might be good with mashed squash.


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