Truchas de Batata o Cabello de Ángel

Traditional Canarian food recipes - Desserts

Truchas de Batata o Cabello de Ángel Recipe – Yam Truchas


Truchas de Batata o Cabello de Ángel

(Yam Truchas)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Kg. of yellow yam
  • 3/4 Kg. of sugar
  • 100 grams of peeled almonds
  • grated lemon rind
  • ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoonfuls of butter
  • 1 small cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 Kg. of flour

Method:

  1. For the filling cook the yams with water and salt and grind them.
    Mix the grinded yams with the almonds, sugar, grated lemon rind and cinnamon in a bowl, until they blend into a thick paste. Set it aside.
  2. For the puff pastry first shape up a mountain with the flour and place the butter and the oil in the centre. Knead it all until it gets into an even thickness and leave it to stand.
  3. Spread a little flour on the table and expand the pastry on it using a rolling pin. Make pies of 8cm. in diameter. Put the filling in the centre and fold them over, making sure that the corners are pressed down together using a fork.
  4. Finally fry the pies in very hot oil and they will be ready to eat.

Another possibility is to make the filling with sweet pumpkin.


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