• 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


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.

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  • Alimento base: Pumpkin
  • Dificultad: Easy
  • Tiempo preparación: 40 min.
  • Comensales: 4
  • Estacionalidad: All year
  • País: Ecuador
  • Comunidad:
  • Típica de: Ecuador
  • Provincia:
  • Microondas: No
  • Celiacos: No
  • Afrodisiaca: No
  • Thermomix: No
  • Niños: No
  • Light: No
  • Vegetariana: Yes

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