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Picarones - Pumpkin Doughnuts

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Thanks to Zoomommie for posting this recipe in the forum.

Prep Time: 1 hours, 00 minutes

Cook Time: 02 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin cooked and strained
  • 1/4 cup water in which the pumpkin was cooked
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • Frying Oil

Preparation:

In a beater mix the pumpkin puree gradually adding the milk. Then add the flour and cornstarch beating constantly. Add the yeast (Which has previously been dissolved in the hot pumpkin water with the sugar). Mix to a smooth paste and place in a bowl. Heat the oven to 300 F. and place the bowl inside the oven for a minute. Turn the oven off and leave the dough inside the oven for 45 minutes giving time to raise. In a large skillet or deep frying pan add plenty of oil to heat. Dip the fingers into the mixture and drop it into the hot oil trying to shape them as a doughnut. Fry until golden and well puffed up. Serve with a syrup made of sugar loaf, orange peels and cinnamon sticks.

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