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Paraguayan “Soup” Cheesy Corn Bread
Level
Easy
Prep
15 minutes
Cook
40 minutes
Servings
12 to 16 servings
  • Paraguayan “Soup” Cheesy Corn Bread is a classic Paraguayan dish with a long history. The story goes that Governor Don Carlos Antonio Lopez (1841-1862) liked a cream soup enriched with cornmeal. One day the cook added too much cornmeal to the soup and didn’t have time to prepare another batch. So she baked it in a clay oven and created “solid soup.” The Governor loved it and named it sopa paraguaya. This beloved rich, dense bread is traditionally served at asados (barbecues), during Holy Week and at weddings. Ricotta cheese may be substituted for the queso fresco.
KEY INGREDIENTS
Carnation
Evaporated Milk
NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk 12 oz
NET 12 fl oz (354 mL)
INGREDIENTS
MAKE IT
Step 1
Preheat oven to 375º F. Grease 9-inch-round baking pan.
Step 2
Bring onions, water and salt to a boil in medium saucepan or skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until onion is softened. Allow to cool.
Step 3
Beat butter and cheese until well mixed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add onion mixture; mix well. Beat in corn meal alternately with evaporated millk. (Mixture will be soupy.) Pour into prepared pan.
Step 4
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into wedges and serve warm.
VARIATIONS
Substitute 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels for Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels.
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