I love our neighbors! Yesterday our neighbor from Venezuela and I traded comfort food lessons. She taught me to make cochito. (Excuse the spelling!) I taught her to to make buttermilk biscuits.
At her request I won't use her name or her picture, so lets call her Zelda. Zelda has shared cochitos with us several times. They are a yeast pastry stuffed with ham, bacon and cheese. Delicious! So glad Zela shared!
The dough is rolled into a circle. Then cut into eight wedges. Place a heaping tablespoon of filling, minced ham, bacon and cheese, in the wide end of the dough wedge. Now just roll up like a crescent roll. Glaze and bake!
The glaze was a new one to me. One egg and Mexican sugar. Zelda called it papalon ( again i hope i am spelling it right!)
Glazing this way gives the pastry a little sweetness that is great with the pork filling. Bake these
at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Turn half way through baking time. This is what you get! Yummy!