My Goals and Discoveries
A pupusa that cooks up tender, not dry
Hydrating the masa harina with boiling rather than room-temperature water allows it to more completely absorb the water, resulting in a better-hydrated dough that resists cracking and stays tender when cooked.
Easy to fill and form
Our foolproof shaping technique calls for pressing a ball of dough into a disk, wrapping the disk around a ball of cheese, and then flattening the ball again to form an evenly filled pupusa.
Ideal dough-to-filling ratio
The right ratio of dough to filling ensures that each bite includes plenty of melted cheese filling.
Contrasting flavors and textures
The spicy salsa and sharp, crunchy curtido complement the tender, savory pupusas beautifully.