– by Sofia Muñoz – It’s Marquesitas Time! There’s a new afternoon treat in town that is creating a huge buzz on the island! People are going wild for Marquesitas! Both lovers of the delicious Mexican treat, the Angels, of course, are not going to miss out on it. A quick call to Manelly’s Ice Cream Parlor and the Angels arranged a private “Marquesitas Session”. They met with Ivan Staines who was the intuitive one to bring the Marquesitas stand to the island.
What are Marquesitas you might ask? Well, they are crispy rolled up wafers stuffed with Dutch cheese or/and other delicious fillings. Not only did we want to try these delicious treats but we also wanted to get in the fun of making them.
Ivan wasted no time in getting the Angels in the kitchen to help him make the sweet batter for the wafer. Angel Perlita stepped up to do the mixture and followed directions very well into making the perfect batter. A little sugar, flour, vanilla and some other secret ingredients, mixing, sifting and a elbow grease, in no time we had prepared a good batch of marquesita magic.
Next it was onto the street side at the marquesitas kiosk where our sweat batter would be put to test and our skills of making marquesitas too! The Marquesita maker is a large cast iron press, similar to a stovetop waffle maker, only bigger. Once the cast iron press is hot, the mixture is poured and pressed tightly. In about 30 seconds the thin wafer is cooked, your filling of choice is added and then rolled up into a long cylindrical cone. It gets crispy in no time!
You can enjoy these crispy wafers stuffed with, Dutch cheese, caramel, peanut butter, jelly and cream cheese or make a combination of any of them. Marquesitas are on sale everyday in front of Manelly’s Ice Cream Parlor on Monday to Friday from 2:00p.m to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
It’s not only a treat for the kids; adults like us love them too. Hurry on up to Manelly’s because the long lines form pretty quickly. Marquesitas are a hit in San Pedro. Let them know that Dorian’s Angels sent you.