Macheteadas (Honduran Fried Dough)
- 1 pound all-purpose flour (about 3 1/3 cups)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1¼ cups warm water
- canola oil for frying
- Maple syrup, agave or honey for drizzling
Macheteadas are a sweet and dense snack food that Hondurans prepare using leftover baleada (wheat flour tortilla) dough. These are fried and delicious, but given their high calorie and fat content, you’ll want to enjoy in moderation!
For the Dough
- In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, coconut oil and salt.
- Make a well in the center and add water.
- Work the flour gently until you form the dough.
- Transfer to a clean and lightly floured kneading area and work the dough gently for about 5-7 minutes. Dough should feel soft and flexible.
- Divide into 12 pieces.
- Grease your hands with a little oil and form 12 uniforms balls. Place back in the bowl, cover with a clean cloth and let it rest for 45 minutes.
For the Macheteadas
- Heat oil over medium-high heat.
- Place each dough ball on a lightly floured surface area. Flatten each piece with the help of a rolling pin, and roll them out until each tortilla is about 1/8 inch thick and 6 inches in diameter.
- Make 3-4 slits with a sharp knife.
- Fry each tortilla until golden brown on both side.
- Drizzle with maple syrup, honey or agave.