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Homemade snacks? With this recipe you can prepare them whenever you want

It seems more difficult than it really is. Making picarones at home is possible for any Peruvian with this prescription certain of Yo Madre’s Recipes.

Follow the step by step:


  • 1 ½ cup of flour without preparing
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 ¼ cup of cooked pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • a tablespoon of milk
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 3 spoonfuls of sugar
  • a pinch of butter


Boil the pumpkin. I recommend that you do it with a cinnamon stick and cloves. When it is fully cooked and all the water has drained off, mash it with a fork. Let it cool. Mix the pumpkin with the egg, milk, sugar, salt and butter at room temperature. You can melt it for about 20 seconds in the microwave. When everything is well integrated add the flour and baking powder. Do not beat, just mix until all the ingredients are combined. You will notice that the mixture is medium chewy, and that is fine. In a frying pan put vegetable oil in a generous amount so that your picarones fry evenly. The fire should not be so high. When the oil is hot, assemble the portions with your hand and place them in the pan. Make the holes with a wooden stick. You can also get very cheap picarones molds in the markets.

NOTE: Preparing the honey for the picarones is not complicated at all. You need half a ball of chancaca, half a cup of sugar, preferably blonde, 2 cups of water, the zest of a lemon or half an orange, 6 cloves, a cinnamon stick, a tablespoon of anise and 3 fig leaves (if you don’t have them at that time, no problem). Let the ingredients simmer over very low heat for about 30 minutes until you get the thickness you need.

Source: Elcomercio

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