Honduras (N. America) 7 April 2023

Honduras is located in the continent of N. America. It has Belize to the north, Cuba and Jamaica to the northeast, the Caribbean Sea to the east, Nicaragua to the south, El Salvador to the southwest, Guatemala to the west, and Mexico to the northwest.

The capital is Tegucigalpa.

The official language is Spanish.

The climate is generally hot, and humid. Temperatures range from 50 to 90 degrees F.

The staple foods are corn, beans, tomatoes, salty cheese, chicken, pork, beef, seafood, plantains, coconut and so much more (https://eatyourworld.com/blog/typical-regional-honduran-foods/#:~:text=Like%20some%20of%20the%20country’s,are%20used%20a%20lot%20too).


HONDURAN BALEADAS: (https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/255917/honduran-baleadas/):  


            – 2 C all-purpose flour

            – 1 C water

            – ½ C vegetable oil

            – 1 egg

            – ½ tsp salt


            – 2 C refried beans, warmed

            – 1 avocado, sliced

            – ½ C crumbled queso fresco (fresh white cheese)

            – ¼ C crema fresca (fresh cream)

  1. Mix flour, water, vegetable oil, egg, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Knead until the dough is smooth and no longer sticky.
  3. Form the dough into 8 golf ball-sized balls.
  4. Cover and let rest, about 20 minutes.
  5. Stretch each ball of dough into a thick tortilla.
  6. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Cook each tortilla until browned and lightly puffed, about 1 minute per side.
  8. Layer refried beans, avocado, and queso fresco over tortillas.
  9. Drizzle crema on top; fold tortillas in half over filling.

I made black bean refried beans and my tortillas. This tasted so good!!!

HONDURAN HORCHATA (https://www.internationalcuisine.com/honduran-horchata):  

            – 2 C rice

            – 6 C water

            – ½ tsp cinnamon

            – 1/3 C sugar

            – 1 tsp vanilla

  1. Soak the rice overnight in 3 cups of the water.
  2. Add the rice, soaking water and cinnamon to a blender and puree until smooth, 2 or 3 minutes.
  3. Strain into a pitcher through a fine-mesh sieve or several layers of cheesecloth. There should ne no grit or large particles in the liquid.
  4. Stir in the remaining 3 cups water, sugar and vanilla. Adjust sugar to taste and serve well chilled over ice.
  5. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

This was my first time making horchata. I think it tasted really good!!!

HONDURAN KEY LIME PIE (https://desserts.fandom.com/wiki/Honduran_Key_Lime_Pie):

            – 1/3~1/2 C key lime juice

            – 4 eggs, separated

            – One 14 oz. can condensed milk

            – 9-inch pie shell

  1. Combine milk and egg yolks.
  2. Beat with electric mixer at low speed.
  3. Slowly add lime juice and continue beating until well blended.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

This was not as tart as I have had before in relation to Key Lime Pie, but it sure was delicious!!!

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