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Old 02-01-2006   #1 (permalink)
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Marquesitas... Need recipe..

I tried to post this in the Changarros y Mas forum, but it would not let me for some reason...
Anyway, last year we took a tour with Heather to Coba, and we had a marquesita in the parking lot. It was so wonderful and yummy. Me and my husband were just dreaming about the day when we can go back to Playa (might be a while, we just had a baby and budget is tight) and get a Marquesita. I was wondering if I could try to make one at home..
Can anyone help me replicate the recipe? I'm sure it won't be as good back here in NC where it is cold!
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I also love marquesitas and have eaten many over the years. They are made with very sweet, crisp crepes rolled around shredded Edam cheese. I think the hardest part would be duplicating the crepes. I have made many crepes myself, but do not know how to make them that crisp. They are almost like the cone used in waffle cones, only much thinner.
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I also love marquesitas and have eaten many over the years. They are made with very sweet, crisp crepes rolled around shredded Edam cheese. I think the hardest part would be duplicating the crepes. I have made many crepes myself, but do not know how to make them that crisp. They are almost like the cone used in waffle cones, only much thinner.
Thanks, I guess I will just have to experiment. I just gotta have one. I am about to die to have one!!!

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The ones I've had have both Edam and a sort of dry crumbly cheese sprinkled on top, sort of like parmesan. Also, they pour a little sweetened condensed milk in there, too. Delicious!
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oooh, they sound absolutely yummy. i've never had one so now I have to come back sooner than expected just to try one!!
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Heather,
Maybe next time you go to Coba, you could ask the guy for me??! How does he make that shell?? Pretty Please!
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We once talked to the man who's family invented these yummies. They are from Merida, and he has a cart with a charcoal fire going in it and crepe maker atop. He is constantly grating cheese while the crepes cook. There are lots of people now who have copied the originals, but I still prefer his whenever I get the chance. I've never asked how they are made. When I see him again, I'll see if he'll divulge his secret.

He also makes them with chocolate, but I prefer the cheese.
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I'm sure he won't tell you his secret.. That would be my luck. I am definitely going to try to come up with my own recipe..
Yeah, I would definitely prefer the cheese over chocolate.
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ooohh...Yes I remember these...Heather got us to try them at Coba too.They were sooo durn good.
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Yo Heather!, Where in Playa can we find marquesitas?

Hi Heather,
Where in Playa can we find marquesitas? Last year we found a guy making them along the Carnival parade route on 10th....we got one, then he ran out of propane !!!
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Hi Heather,
Where in Playa can we find marquesitas? Last year we found a guy making them along the Carnival parade route on 10th....we got one, then he ran out of propane !!!
The only times I've seen marquesita stands here were during special holidays, when vendors were set up around the municipal square. Believe you me, whenever I see a marquesita stand, I stop and get one. I also love the fried macho bananas with sweetened condensed milk. Man, I'm really hungry right now. I gotta go; the empanada cart that parks by Plaza Pelicanos might still be there, it's early enough.
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I also love marquesitas and have eaten many over the years. They are made with very sweet, crisp crepes rolled around shredded Edam cheese. I think the hardest part would be duplicating the crepes. I have made many crepes myself, but do not know how to make them that crisp. They are almost like the cone used in waffle cones, only much thinner.
Judy, if you have a Trader Joe's near you, pick up a package of their Swedish Pancake mix. It's a very sweet batter that is very thin. Use enough grease to cook 'em in, and they should come out quite crispy.
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Judy, if you have a Trader Joe's near you, pick up a package of their Swedish Pancake mix. It's a very sweet batter that is very thin. Use enough grease to cook 'em in, and they should come out quite crispy.
What would you put inside of the crepe?
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The traditional filling is shredded Edam cheese, but Nutella is also used.
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The traditional filling is shredded Edam cheese, but Nutella is also used.
We had these for the first time last year on Isla Holbox, there were quite a few stands that made them every night in the zocolo. They made the cheese and the chocolate ones, but also made them with a chocolate crepe as well as the filling. They were awesome!!
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