Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sopa Paraguaya (corn and cheese bread)

This is a favorite served in our home along with BBQ. In spite of it being bitterly cold the men ventured out and BBqed New Years Eve and I made Sopa to serve along side of it. This recipe is the best Sopa this side of Paraguay. It is often difficult to get something to taste like it's origin but this is bang on. To top it off it is gluten free and I felt good about being able to serve this to my friend who has Celiacs and loves her bread. It is moist and gooey with cheese, a real good treat. I have modified it a bit to make it somewhat lower fat and it is still good.1-500 ml container of 1% Cottage Cheese
4 cups of low fat sharp Cheddar or a combination of your favorite kinds of cheese
1 small onion chopped fine
4 eggs
1/4 cup of oil (original recipe calls for 1/3 cup but I don't notice a difference)
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups corn flour (not corn meal)
1 cup of frozen corn (optional) I didn't add it this time.

Combine all ingredients and bake in a well greased (or sprayed) 9x13 pan.
Bake for 40-45 minutes in a 375 degree oven.
Serve warm or room temperature.

If you are a Sopa lover, you'll love this recipe. If this is new to you.........hey it is the new year, try something new.

22 comments:

  1. Hmmm...I'm wondering if I tried this bread at the Paraguayan Pavilion at Folklorama last summer. It looks tasty...and I might just give it a try in my oven one of these days.

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  2. Thanks for the great recipe! I always enjoy trying new things and really enjoy everything you post. You've given me lots of cooking ideas!

    Thanks and Happy New Year!

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  3. Looks yummy. I must try this recipe. Happy New Years. Kathy

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  4. I'll try! It looks good....maybe my next BBQ.

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  5. yup judy that is the one, only since it isn't made in large quantity it tastes better!

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  6. I have never had this .. but I'll sure try it. .it looks just wonderful .. so tasty. . and tried and true by you. . so it must be awesome.

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  7. yummo good. Where can you purchase corn flour? Can you find it by the regular flour and corn meals? I found your blog through Debbie at The Friday Friends. I am adding you to my blog roll. I love you site.

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  8. Hi, the rolls in your blog title photo, is that a recipe from you site? they look beautiful. I tried looking around your site but i couldnt find them.

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  9. I don't think I've had this either, but it looks tasty . . .like a moist cornbread!

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  10. I'm definitely ready to try some new dishes this year. Need to find corn flour...hmmm! But I love good bread better than dessert! Thank you!

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  11. I remember this bread Char! I'm sure it is better made by your hands.

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  12. mommy's kitchen.....yes the buns are from this site....look under mennonite foods...zwieback...that should help.

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  13. mommy's kitchen, ...the cornflour is differant in every store.....either in a bulk food or a specialty section.....ask around the bigger stores should have it.

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  14. As soon as I read this and saw the picture I had to rush to our one grocery to get cottage cheese. They did not have low fat, so all my ingred. were regular. I sub. 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese and added crumbled bacon. Smells delish. Ijust got it out of the oven. I would recommend low fat if you can find it and since there is so much fat in the cheese it might be possible to skip that also. Wonder if adding a half tsp of soda would cause it to rise even higher. Hmmmm

    Corn flour can be bought at Authentic Foods, if you can't find it elsewhere. They also have a wonderful superfine white rice flour.

    Thank you very much Charlotte for this recipe. I am thinking sometime even adding shredded beef stick for a pizza flavor. Would be great for dipping.

    squiggins

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  15. I nearly skipped this because I didn't think it was GF...now it's on my list of things to try! Looks delicious! Might go well with chili too, which I was thinking of making soon. Thanks for the recipe. Happy New Year!

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  16. squiggins...i am thinking that adding b-soda would change the texture and this is meant to be a heavy moist dense kind of bread.
    great idea with the add ins-. i personally have never added th meat but i have switched up the cheeses alot. this can be pretty versitile with added chilis or red pepper etc...the skies the limit if you have imagination :^D.

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  17. I love that it's gluten free. I can't wait to try it! Thanks!

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  18. This loosks interesting and yet a bit of a stretch to me.
    By looking at the ingredients, they are always in my home..so why not try some new cheese bread. I think I'll make that for tomorrows lunch to go along with my scalloped potato dish from Annelies.

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  19. This looks fabulous. And YAY! for gluten free :) A question: I can't get cottage cheese here, would the recipe work without it?

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  20. the question to wether something else would work without cottage cheese. i don't know because i have never tried it. do you have anything similar in your area. try substiutions. that is the fun part of cooking and baking is the experimenting. good luck finding something that would work.

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  21. Ohh Charlotte ! I missed this post for some reason!
    I'm certainly going to make this .. it looks PERFECT!

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  22. I just found this site today and I am baking the bread right now. It is so exciting to find new places to look for gluten free recipes!!! Thanks;)

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