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Dominican Yaniqueques

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
3
tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3/4
cup water

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

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.

Melissa Bailey Yaniqueques 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.

If dough is sticking to rolling pin, form balls by rolling the dough between wax paper or between plastic wrap.

Directions

  • 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.

Melissa Bailey Yaniqueques 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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Melissa Bailey Melissa Bailey
July 8, 2014

Melissa Bailey Yaniqueques 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.