La bamba flautas

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Mascarpone cheese; at room temperature
¼ cup Heavy (whipping) cream
1 tablespoon Confectioners' sugar
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
6 Corn or flour tortillas
Sugared Nuts; recipe follows
4 tablespoons Unsalted butter or walnut oil
Mexican Chocolate Sauce; recipe follows

1. In a bowl, mix together the cheese, cream, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Spread about ⅓ cup of the mixture in the center of each tortilla. Arrange about ¼ cup of the Sugared Nuts over the cheese. Roll up each tortilla flauta style; secure with a toothpick.

2. When ready to serve, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large frying pan set over medium heat. Add 3 or 4 flautas and fry for 1 minute. Turn and fry on the opposite side until browned and crisp, about 1 minute more. Remove to a platter. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and continue with another round to cook all of the flautas.

3. Spoon Mexican Chocolate Sauce over each flauta and eat while still warm and crunchy.

from The Well-Filled Tortilla by Victoria Wise and Susanna Hoffman typed by Tiffany Hall-Graham

Submitted By TIFFANY HALL-GRAHAM On 03-19-95

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