I have known these hojuelas or flakes for quite some time. I am going to tell you the story of how I met them and tried them. In my school days, one group per week had to make up the school store, selling from candy to salt food. In those times, it was widespread to find in the store the famous potatoes stew, gamuza, flakes, among other things.
I tell them that I reached 5th grade and I had not dared to try them, until in the last store of the year, just when I was going to go to school, I took a chance to try them, and I loved them, but it was already the last store. Since that day I have not eaten them again, because at school they were not so popular.
And now, I’ve tried to get them somewhere, and it hasn’t been possible, that’s why I dared to make these hojuelas, because they are delicious, and I want to kill a craving that has been present for years.
The flakes are cookies that we all love, both children and adults. The crunch of these cookies captivates us and motivates us to continue eating them. There will always be room for one more.
So I hope you are encouraged to make this recipe for hojuelas, as it is straightforward to prepare and as I told you, the ingredients in addition to cheap, are honest to find. Dare to surprise your family and friends with these delicious homemade cookies with lots of love. Let’s cook.Español
- 210 g of wheat flour and a little more to knead.
- 1 tablespoon white sugar and a little more to decorate.
- A pinch of salt.
- 1 egg
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
- Frying oil
- Mix the flour with the sugar and salt in a bowl.
- On a flat surface, place the flour and form a hole in the center, add the egg there and mix well.
- Now add the orange juice and the butter and continue stirring until it has integrated. Knead the dough with your hands for a few minutes until it is smooth. (If the dough sticks to the hands and the surface add a little more flour to make it smooth).
- Form a small ball with the dough, place it in a small bowl, and cover it. Let stand at least 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, place the dough on a floured surface and flatten well with a roller to make it thin, about 2 mm or less, the thinner the dough, the better.
- Cut the dough with a knife in the form you want. Take off from the surface and place it to sauté in the oil at 180ºC until they browned on both sides. Approximately 2 minutes per side.
- Remove from oil, drain on paper towels and immediately sprinkle well on both sides with white granulated sugar or powdered sugar.
- And they are ready to eat.