Dominican Republic Dessert
QUESILLO (Crème Caramel)
1 1/2 cups pineapple juice (1/2 cup more later)
1 cup sugar
6 eggs 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup pineapple juice
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Add 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice and sugar in pan. Cook at medium-high heat or until sugar dissolves completely. Stir frequently. Pour pineapple syrup into mixing bowl. Add eggs and milk. Use whisk or lowest setting on beater until egg/pineapple syrup mixture becomes frothy. Pour mixture into mold or casserole dish. Pour 1/2 cup pineapple juice on top.
Put in oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until inserted knife comes out clean. Let cool, if you can. The hungry hordes might not wait that long. You can serve the quesillo by itself or top it with the syrup from the casserole dish.
1) Santo Domingo’s history from 1500:
Period Owner of Santo Domingo
1500 – 1808 Spain
1808 – 1814 Santo Domingo
1814 – 1821 Spain
1821 – 1822 Santo Domingo
1822 – 1844 Haiti
1844 – 1861 Santo Domingo
1861 – 1865 Spain (voluntary return to Spanish authority)
1865 – 1870 Santo Domingo
1870 – 1872 Seeks unsuccessfully to be annexed by United States
1872 – 1916 Santo Domingo
1916 – 1924 Occupied by United States (which missed the 1870 invitation by 46 years)
1925 – present Santo Domingo
2) The most popular spice mix in Santo Domingo is sofrito and is rubbed on meats and sautéed.
3) Baseball is the national sport of the Dominican Republic. Felipe Alou, Juan Marichal, Manny Mota, Rico Carty, Cesar Geronimo, Cesar Cedeno. Tony Fernandez, and Sammy Sosa all hail from this country.
4) The Dominican Republic gets a lot of hurricanes.
5) ‘Merengue’ music comes from Santo Domingo.
6) What more do you need to know?
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