Torta Frita -Uruguay#Eattheworld

The name Tortas Fritas means "fried cakes" or "fried pies." and are more like fried biscuits. This dough is prepared with more fat (usually lard), like biscuit dough. Torta Frita is a popular item in both Uruguay and Argentina to be consumed with coffee, tea, served with dulce de leche or jam. 

1 Cup = 250 ML
½ Cup Homemade Evaporated Milk
½ Cup Water
2 Tablespoons Shortening or Clarified Butter
2 Cups Self Raising flour
½ Teaspoon Salt
Vegetable Oil as required for frying
For Serving
Icing Sugar  - for dusting
Dulce de Leche or Fruit Jam

Heat evaporated milk and clarified butter in small saucepan or microwave just until melted. Don't boil it.
Combine flour and salt in medium bowl. Make a hole in the center. Pour the hot evaporated milk into the hole; Stir this with a wooden spoon until it forms a soft dough. Put the dough on a lightly floured surface; Knead until soft and pliable (you may need a few drops of water). 
Cut the dough into 15 to 16 equal pieces, roll each piece to form a smooth ball. Use a rolling pin to roll each ball into a circle about ¼ inch thick. Use your hands to form circles and make a hole in the center by piercing each circle with one finger.
Heat oil in large skillet. 
Carefully drop 4 rings of dough into hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove the cakes and drain them on paper towels. Repeat this with the rest of the dough rings. 
Dust them with icing sugar.
Serve them warm with dulce de leche, a favorite fruit jam or nothing.
Few were remaining these I broke into pieces and enjoyed with my soup.. they go well, use these instead of bread!! 
Labels: Fried Biscuits, Uruguay, Argentina, International Cuisine, Eat the World, Biscuits & Cookies, Deep Fried

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Sneha’s Recipe: Torta Frita -Uruguay 
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Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Pasta Caruso 
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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. These are so delightful! In Italy we have something similar called pizza fritta, and boy, do we love our fried foods ;) !

  2. What amazing -ooking results from such a simple dough! I love how easy they look to make. Who doesn't love something fried and crispy with powdered sugar on top? Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  3. I can see why these little fried cakes were so popular this month. YUM!!

  4. Like little donuts!! These look delicious!

  5. They look great Sneha! I guess we both tried the same fry breads. We loved the Tortas Fritas.