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Carnival tortillas in Gran Canaria. Easy and simple dessert recipe with pumpkin

25 mayo, 2021

When I wrote about the nine most popular sweets in our gastronomic tradition, among the recipes I found were these pumpkin tortillas, an original dessert from Gran Canaria for carnival that I liked so much that I have not hesitated to prepare.

I had never used pumpkin to thicken a dough, until now I had used potato or sweet potato, and I have to say that I liked it a lot, especially for the combination with anise and cinnamon. I am sure that you will be passionate about their flavor and you will prepare them, whether or not they are carnivals, because it is worth enjoying them more than once a year. You will tell me.

We chop the pumpkin and put it to cook in a saucepan with a little water for 10 minutes. Once cooked, we mash it with a fork until we get a kind of pasta.

We mix the pumpkin with the sugar, the lemon, the eggs, the aniseed, the flour and the milk, until a uniform dough is achieved. We put the oil in a pan and heat it well.

Step by Step

We are adding spoonfuls of dough and we fry them well on both sides. As they are we are putting them on a dish with absorbent paper. We serve the pumpkin tortillas sprinkled with a mixture of sugar and powdered cinnamon.

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With what to accompany the pumpkin tortillas

Is Canarian pumpkin tortilla recipe it is ideal for a snack, especially freshly prepared. If you want to advance work, I would advise you to prepare the dough in advance and store it in the fridge until the moment of forming them. You will see how you will enjoy this delicious recipe. Serve them with a hot chocolate, so you will fight the cold deliciously.

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