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Dominican Yaniqueques

Dominican Yaniqueques


tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

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  • 1

    Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together.

  • 2

    Add melted butter and mix until well combine.

  • 3

    Add water, 1/4 cup at a time, until you achieve a dough that is easy to handle and not sticky.

  • 4

    Knead with your hands and form small balls of the same size (about eight).

  • 5

    Roll them out with a rolling pin on a floured surface, forming rough edge circles.

  • 6

    Pinch each dough circle with a fork on the center to allow the dough not to rise too much while frying.

  • 7

    Preheat oil over medium heat and, when the oil is hot, bring it down just a bit and fry the yaniqueques.

  • 8

    Once fried, place them on a platter lined with paper towel to absorb any excess oil and sprinkle them with salt.

Expert Tips

  • You may vary the amount of water as you go and can adjust lightly with extra flour or water as needed to make sure your dough is not sticky.
  • If dough is sticking to rolling pin, form balls by rolling the dough between wax paper or between plastic wrap.

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More About This Recipe

  • Melissa BaileyYaniqueques are a typical Dominican street food mostly sold in the beach area. They are a simple but deliciously crispy fried-dough snack loved by many. Dominicans enjoy them any time of the day and in many ways, like: topped with salt, drizzled with ketchup, plain with a cup of hot chocolate, sprinkled with cheese or folded almost like an empanada; and filled with cheese, meats and veggies. The traditional yaniqueque is flat, round, savory and big.

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