Friday, January 25, 2019

Tortas Fritas/Uruguayan Fried Biscuits

Uruguay is a country situated in southeastern region of South America. Its borders with Argentina to the west and Brazil to its north and east. As i told in my previous post, am running this week's blogging marathon with Explore Southern Hemisphere as theme. South America completely belongs to Southern Hemisphere obviously there was a lovely collection of beautiful countries to check and cook from those countries. I opted for Uruguay as this Tortas fritas got my attention while i was googling for this theme. Simple to make these fried cakes or biscuits whatever you want call goes for easy breezy ingredients.

Tortas Fritas, Uruguayan Fried Cake

Tortas fritas means Fried cakes or Fried pies but this tortas fries are more like fried crispy biscuits. This fried biscuits are quite popular in both Argentina and uruguay, where this dish is enjoyed on rainy days afternoon with their popular Yerba mate tea. While googling i crossed varieties of Tortas fritas with both yeast or with baking powder. Since i found those prepared with yeast came out extremely crispy and puffy than the baking powder ones, i prepared this Tortas fritas with yeast in it. Usually served with Dule de leche or jam, one can enjoy this crispy fried biscuits without any guilt. Everyone at home enjoyed thoroughly with our favourite hot chocolate.

Uruguayan Tortas Fritas, Fried cake

2+1/4cup All purpose flour
1tsp Salt
1/2tsp Instant yeast
1cup Milk
3tbsp Butter
Oil for frying
Sugar for coating

Take the flour, salt, instant yeast, butter in a bowl. Mix everything well.

Slowly add the luke warm milk and knead everything well.

Knead until the dough turns smooth and soft. Keep the dough in warm place for an hour.

Once the dough doubles the volume, punch down the dough and divide the dough to 8-10balls.

Uruguayan Tortas Fritas, Uruguay Fried Cake

Flatten the ball with a rolling pin as thin circles, poke a hole in the center of each circle with your finger.

Heat enough oil for deep frying.

Once the oil is hot, drop the rolled cricles and fry the biscuits in small batches until they turns golden brown on both sides.

Drain the fried tortas on paper towel,sprinkle generously the sugar while the biscuits is still hot.

Enjoy with jam or dulce de leche.

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Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

They look so crispy and appetizing with that powdered sugar sprinkled over the top.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

I love these and can have them anytime..yours have turned out so crispy and inviting!

jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

This is a nice theme exploring Southern Hemisphere. They look so good with that hole in the middle.

MySpicyKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Tortas fritas remind me of penelu from Telugu cuisine though the preparation is different.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Tortas fritas looks nice and crisp ! We have a similar fried bread from Sindhi Cuisine , but trust me I cannot recollect the name . All these fried foods are vanishing , and are a rare sight now .

rajani said... Reply To This Comment

This with jam would be quite a treat.its perfect for elevenses also, don’t you think :-)?

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Those tortas fritas look so crispy, crunchy and inviting. I can imagine how yummy they'll taste with dulche de leche.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful tortas. Perfectly made.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

It is a treat indeed. I tried these tortas a few years back and absolutely loved them.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

These crispy fried biscuits look amazing Priya. This would make a perfect evening snack for kids.

cookwithrenu said... Reply To This Comment

Wow a new dish to me, I bet this will be gone in my home within minutes. Looks delicious.