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Mainly found in the beach area, yaniqueques are one of the most popular snacks on the streets of the Dominican Republic.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Resting time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 yaniqueques


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp butter room temperature
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cups cold water
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add the egg and soft butter, and start mixing with a spatula.
  • Add the cold water and mix well with your hands.
  • Work the dough on a lightly floured surface until well mixed. If necessary, add more flour or water, depending on the consistency.
  • Divide the dough into small balls and let it rest for at least 20 minutes.
  • Using your hands or a rolling pin, extend the balls until very thin.
  • In a deep frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  • Fry the yaniqueques until golden brown and rest over a paper towel to absorb the oil.