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Recipe: Hojaldre (Panamanian Fried Bread)

My mom would make this for breakfast when we were younger. The ingredients consists of items one usually has in stock. I only make this a few times a year  because it’s not easy on the waist line (and Summer is Coming – a play off my new obsession, Game of Thrones). 

2 cups flour
1 cup warm water
1 tbsp sugar (I use brown sugar, but any sugar will do)
1 tsp baking powder
Olive oil for coating
Oil for frying (whatever you prefer to use)

First, I add the water then baking powder. Next is the sugar. Gradually add the flour and mix the ingredients together until a ball starts to form (you may have to add more flour). 
Once a ball is created, lightly coat it in olive oil. Place the ball in a closed container and set it aside for 30 minutes (or prepare the night before). 
Once the frying pan is thoroughly heated (med-high) rip off a piece of dough, form it into a ball, then flatten it with a pin, about 1/4 -1/2 inch thick (depends on how crispy or fluffy you want it to be). 
Add it to the frying pan and let it cook for about a minute on each side. Some parts of the dough may rise and form big bubbles, completely normal (I used to love to watch the bubbles form). 
You can top it with whatever you like. When I was younger I would just add butter. My sons like it with powder sugar. 

Living in Columbia, South Carolina and using this blog as my space to share a little insight into my life in what I'm making on the sewing machine, knitting needles, crochet hooks, in the kitchen, and elsewhere.

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