tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together.
Add melted butter and mix until well combine.
Add water, 1/4 cup at a time, until you achieve a dough that is easy to handle and not sticky.
Knead with your hands and form small balls of the same size (about eight).
Roll them out with a rolling pin on a floured surface, forming rough edge circles.
Pinch each dough circle with a fork on the center to allow the dough not to rise too much while frying.
Preheat oil over medium heat and, when the oil is hot, bring it down just a bit and fry the yaniqueques.
Once fried, place them on a platter lined with paper towel to absorb any excess oil and sprinkle them with salt.
- 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.
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.