PRISTINOS (PUMPKIN FRITTERS)

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PRISTINOS (PUMPKIN FRITTERS)

PRISTINOS (PUMPKIN FRITTERS). Alimento Base: Pumpkin, Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Add the cheese. Work the butter into the mixture with your fingers, then the pumpkin with a fork. The pumpkin should supply enough moisture...
Tiempo de preparación 40 minutos
Tiempo total 40 minutos
Plato Pumpkin
Cocina Ecuador
Raciones 4 comensales

Ingredientes
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Oil or lard for deep frying
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 pound 1/2 cup butter, softened at room temperature
  • Cinnamon Syrup: 2 cups dark brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cooked mashed West Indian pumpkin (calabaza)
  • 1- inch piece of stick cinnamon

Elaboración paso a paso
 

  • Preparation
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Add the cheese.
  • Work the butter into the mixture with your fingers, then the pumpkin with a fork. The pumpkin should supply enough moisture to make a soft but not sticky dough.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured board and roll out to a 1/2-inch thickness.
  • Cut it into strips 1 inch wide and 6 inches long. Form each strip into a ring, pinching the ends lightly together.
  • Deep fry in hot oil or lard (350 F to 365 F.) until golden brown on all sides.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve with cinnamon syrup.
  • Cinnamon Syrup: In a saucepan combine the sugar with 1 cup water and the cinnamon stick.
  • Stir the mixture to dissolve the sugar and simmer over moderate heat for 5 minutes
  • Discard the cinnamon stick.