In RecipesFree, this time we are going to prepare a paparajotes recipe, a delicious snack with the classic and nostalgic flavor of that dough that has been prepared all life in homes where it is tradition. With basic ingredients and an ingenious preparation, these rich sweets from Murcian lands invite us to get down to work and enjoy them as a delicious dessert or snack that neither children nor adults will resist trying.
For this reason, we bring you all the steps you need to prepare some easy Murcian paparajotes, ready in 10 minutes once you have all the ingredients with you. Keep reading and discover how to make paparajotes and discover the best of Murcian cuisine!
6 diners 10m Snack Low difficulty Additional features: Cheap cost, Recommended for vegetarians, Recipe without salt, Fried, Spanish recipes Ingredients:
- 15 lemon leaves (if they keep the tips of the branch, the better)
- 1 tablespoon chemical yeast dessert or leavening powder
- 1 small glass of brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 glasses of semi skim milk
- 200 grams of common flour
- Zest of a lemon peel
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 glasses of olive oil for frying
- 4 tablespoons of white sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon dessert
Steps to follow to make this recipe: 1
It is very easy to prepare the dough to line the lemon leaves, as it is very similar to the dough for fritters. To get started, beat the eggs with the salt and when they foam, add the sugar and continue beating.
Trick: Wash the lemon leaves and dry them carefully.
Now, go adding the flour slowly and the yeast halfway through the flour. Go beating so that it is easier for the ingredients to be integrated. It should be leaving a light cream.
Trick: If the dough is too consistent, add a splash of milk.
Add the lemon zest and continue beating so that the mixture is completely homogeneous. Prepare a pan with oil and put it to heat. Meanwhile, prepare the mixture of white sugar and cinnamon on a plate to coat the paparajotes.
Trick: Murcian paparajotes must be fried at a very high temperature so that frying is ideal.
Transfer the dough from the paraparates to a plate. Impregnate the lemon leaves with the dough and carefully fry them when you see the oil is ready. Pay attention to avoid over-browning when frying, with a couple of minutes both sides will be ready.
As you take out the paraparaotes, wrap them in cinnamon sugar and let them cool on a separate plate. Do not fry many leaves at once to prevent them from deforming.
Ready! This is the result of these typical sweets from Murcia. Paparajotes can be eaten in any season, they are delicious at any time, hot or cold.
Trick: The leaves are not eaten, they will just come out when you roll them out of the dough.
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Paparajotes and other recipes
You can find the sweet paraparaotes in different places in Murcia and, as with traditional recipes, they can be prepared in more than one way. However, the most common is to make them from sugar and cinnamon (as we have done in this recipe), chocolate, bathe them in orange juice or prepare them with a salty batter.
As you have seen, they are very easy to make, but you can also let your imagination run wild to prepare different and personalized paraparates according to your tastes.
If you want to know other traditional dessert recipes like this, do not hesitate to visit:
- Mona of Easter
- Grandma's fried donuts
- Easter French toast