Ingredients for servings:

queso rallado

1/2 pound

Grated white farmer’s cheese


1/2 cup

Precooked yellow cornmeal, sifted twice

azucar blanca

1 teaspoon


baking powder

1/2 teaspoon

Baking powder


1/2 teaspoon


huevo batido



leche entera

1/4 cup


aceite spray

Vegetable oil spray or melted butter

  1. 1/2 pound grated white farmer’s cheese

  2. 1/2 cup precooked yellow cornmeal, sifted twice

  3. 1 teaspoon sugar

  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  6. 1 egg

  7. 1/4 cup milk

  8. Vegetable oil spray or melted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 F. Place the cheese, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt in the food processor and mix for 15 seconds. Add the egg and milk and process 2 minutes more. The mixture will leave the sides of the food processor bowl after 1 minute; continue mixing for the full 2 minutes, until you don’t feel or see the cheese, and the mixture is soft.

  2. Take 1 ½ tablespoonfuls of dough and form little balls with your hands.

  3. Spray or lightly butter a cookie sheet or mini-cupcake molds, and place the almojábanas there.

  4. Place the baking sheets or molds on the upper rack of the oven, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until they are lightly golden.


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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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