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Almojábana
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Type Bread
Region or state North of Chile and Argentina
Associated national cuisine Chile, Argentina
Main ingredients Corn flour, butter or margarine, eggs, cheese, sugar, leavening agent

Almojábana is a type of bread made with cuajada cheese and corn flour.

About

An almojábana is a small, bun-shaped bread having a tart flavor. It has some variations between Hispanic America and Spain

The etymology stems from Hispano-Arab and that in turn from classical Arabic المُجَبَّنة"almuǧábbana" (made of cheese) the measure II passive participle of the root ج-ب-ن, the same root as جُبْن "jubn" (Cheese).

Ingredients

Colombia

Almojábanas are made with masarepa or pre-cooked white cornmeal, cottage cheese, butter, baking powder, salt, eggs and milk.

Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico almojábanas are small round-balls eaten in the northwest part of the island. They are made with rice flour or boiled mashed sweet plantains, or breadfruit, or cassava, mixed with flour, milk, butter, baking powder, salt, eggs, herbs, and stuffed with cheese. A sweet version is served on Christmas but eliminates herbs and cheese and instead adds sugar, sesame seeds, and served with a spiced syrup made from honey. They are rolled in cornmeal and fried.

Celebration

The Almojában Festival is celebrated in Lares, Puerto Rico in October.

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