Peruvian Sweet Potato Doughnuts (Picarones)

Peruvian Sweet Potato Doughnuts (Picarones)

  • Preparation 20 min
  • Cooking 45 min
  • Baking 1 h
  • Raising 1 h
  • Servings 1
  • Makes 18 doughnuts

Made with sweet potatoes, this crisp-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside Peruvian dessert is topped with a spicy-sweet syrup.

Featured in RICARDO Magazine (SUMMER 2018)

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Ingredients

  • Doughnuts

    • 2 cups (500 ml) water
    • 1 2/3 cups (250 g) sweet potato, peeled and cubed
    • 1 cinnamon stick, about 3 inches (7.5 cm) long
    • 1 tsp aniseed
    • 2 tsp sugar
    • 1/2 tsp instant yeast
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 1/2 cups (225 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
    • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Syrup

    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) honey
    • 2 tbsp (30 ml) water
    • 2 tsp (10 ml) molasses
    • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp ground aniseed

Preparation

  • Doughnuts

  • Syrup

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