These particular tortas were baked by a friend of a friend, and they are a bit lighter/less dense than I remember tortas from my childhood. I am pretty sure they don’t have much butter in them, but the lard is relatively fresh lard, I suspect. It could even be made with more vegetable oil than lard. They were lighter, more cake-like and with some strands of cheese and a generous sprinkling of sugar on top.
I can eat a whole torta in one sitting, but most folks might stick to a slice or two. Traditionally made tortas can last several days without refrigeration and if you do refrigerate it, you may want to warm them in a toaster oven or microwave briefly to dissolve the fat molecules and deceive yourself that you aren’t consuming something so delicious but so incredibly bad for your veins… :)
How to get there:
Siquijor Island offers 3 ports that are capable of servicing passenger craft and cargo. One can reach it by the 3 surrounding points: Dumaguete, Cebu and Bohol. Some ferry companies offer regular services from and to Siquijor. The trip from Dumaguete to Siquijor takes about 45 minutes while Bohol to Siquijor takes about 3 hours. Direct flights are not available as the island does not offer any airport facilities.
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