The pupusa is so fundamental to the cuisine of El Salvador that the country declared November 13th as National Pupusa Day.
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My late Grandma Rita’s birthday was on Valentine’s Day. I remember one year, I was probably in high school, we took Grandma out for dinner at one of the few restaurants in our home town. We shared lasagna, spaghetti with meatballs, and garlic bread. To make it out to a restaurant was an event to be relished, especially to celebrate a very special person.
One of Grandma’s desserts will be my way to channel her love with my family this Valentine’s Day. A chewy chocolate brownie, made sans pecans, will be served with a good helping of ice cream. Grandma Rita would have baked this in a pie tin, I chose to use my small cupcake silicon molds for easy portion control.
Fudge Brownie Pie
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup margarine, very soft
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup dark cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- (1/2 cup pecans)
In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and margarine well. Add eggs and mix well. Add the flour, cocoa and salt. Stir in the vanilla and nuts, if using. Pour into a greased 9″ pie plate, or 10 cupcake molds. Bake at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes in a pie plate, about 18 minutes in cupcake molds.
Serve with whipped cream and strawberries, or strawberry ice cream.