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Uruguayan Fried Cakes (Donuts) recipe

Uruguayan Fried Cakes - Donuts.

A favorite in both Uruguay and Argentina,these scrumptious fried cakes are similar to doughnuts but areshaped more like flat disks with center holes. Made with unsweeteneddough, the cakes are usually sprinkled with powdered sugar andspread with caramelized milk (dulce de leche) or fruit marmalade.Though delicious any time of day, they are usually served inthe afternoon with yerba mat or coffee and are a specialtreat to enjoy on rainy days.

Recipe: Uruguayan Fried Cakes(Donuts)

2/3 cup (5 ounce can) NESTL ®CARNATION® Evaporated Milk3 tablespoons vegetable shortening orbutter2 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon baking powder1 1/2 teaspoons salt2 cups vegetable oil for fryingPowdered sugar for sprinklingCaramelized milk (dulce de leche) or fruitmarmalade (optional)

  • Heat evaporated milk and shortening insmall saucepan or in microwave just until shortening is melted.Do not boil.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and saltin medium bowl. Make a well in the center. Pour warm evaporatedmilk into well; stir with a wooden spoon until soft dough isformed. Turn the dough out onto a very lightly floured surface;knead until dough is soft and pliable (some drops of water maybe needed). Cut dough into 12 equal pieces; roll each piece intoa ball. With rolling pin, roll out each ball into a circle about1/4-inch thick. Shape circles with your hands and with your finger;poke a hole in the center of each circle.
  • Heat oil in large skillet until temperatureof 350ºF (175ºC) is reached. Carefully drop 4 doughrings into hot oil. Fry until golden brown in color, about 1to 2 minutes each side. Remove doughnuts and drain on paper towels.Repeat with remaining dough rings. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.Serve warm with Carmelized Milk (Dulce de Leche), fruit marmaladeor plain.

    Makes 15 pancakes.

    Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10of recipe): Calories: 410 Calories from Fat: 210 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 12 g Cholesterol: 210 mg Sodium: 670 mg Carbohydrates:21 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 8 g Protein: 27 g

    Recipe and photograph are the propertyof Nestl ® and, used with permission.

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