Ingredients for servings:


1 Cup



½ Cup

Moscatel wine

farmer cheese

6 Pounces

White farmer’s cheese (1 cup)

mija de pan

4 Cups

Sponge cake crumbs



Eggs, separated


4 tablespoons

Butter, softened


1 Teaspoon

Ground cinnamon


1 Teaspoon

Vanilla extract



Recipe of Arroz con Leche (4 cups)



Pinch of salt


Butter and flour

for preparing the baking pan

  1. 1 cup raisins

  2. ½ cup Moscatel wine

  3. 6 pounces white farmer’s cheese (1 cup)

  4. 4 cups sponge cake crumbs

  5. 5 eggs, separated

  6. 4 tablespoons butter, softened

  7. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  9. ½ recipe of Arroz con Leche (4 cups)

  10. 1 Pinch of salt

  11. Butter and flour, for preparing the baking pan


  1. In a small bowl place the raisins and wine and set aside for 1 hour, or place in a small pot and cook over low heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside.

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  2. Preheat the oven to 300º F. In a food processor, process the cheese to a fine grain.

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  3. Place egg yolks, butter, cinnamon, and vanilla in the bowl of a mixer and mix on low for 2 minutes. Add the crumbs, raisins, cheese, and arroz con leche.

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  4. Place the whites in the clean and dry bowl of a mixer. Add a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of water. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes or until soft and airy.

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  5. Add some of the egg white mixture to the yolk mixture; gently fold all the yolk mixture into the rest of the whites.

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  6. Carefully pour the batter into 2 buttered and floured 8 inch baking pans or a rectangular pyrex mold or baking pan.

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  7. Bake in a preheated 300ºF oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until set. Let cool about 10 minutes before unmolding.


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Hi, I'm Chef Pachi

Chef Coach, Food Nutritionist and Cook in Love with Latin Food, Author of six cookbooks. 40+ years of Experience in the Food Industry & Nutrition

...& the Science of Food


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