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Dominican Republic is known for the beaches and also delicious food. Something that I really loved to eat and you can find on any beach in the island is Yaniqueques. A simple but delicious fried dough that you can eat just by itself or with hot chocolate (or coffee!!) for breakfast.

Ingredients

About 6 to 7 yaniqueques

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2/3 of cup of cold water
  • 1/2 a cup of oil (for frying)

Mix the flour with the baking powder, salt, and cold water with your hands on a lightly floured surface until well combined. Let the dough rest covered in a plastic film or with a very clean paño (kitchen towel) for about 20 min.

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Divide the dough in sections and make balls.

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Before frying.. take each one and extend with your hands until very thin about 6″

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Fried the dough in hot oil until golden brown and crispy and leave on paper towel before serving.

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