Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
20 mins
Rest Time
2 hrs
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Hojaldres, also known as hojaldras or hojaldas, are delicious Panamanian traditional round fried flat rolls that are also popular in Uruguay and Colombia.
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Latin American, Panamanian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 12 holjadres
Author: Vera Abitbol
  • 3 cups flour , sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup water (more or less)
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Make a well in the center and break the egg in the center of this well. Add the oil.
  3. Using the dough hook, mix the ingredients at low speed, gradually incorporating the water until obtaining a smooth and homogeneous dough. The given amount of water is approximate and depends on the quality of the flour that is used.
  4. Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface, cover it and let it rest for 2 hours, away from drafts.
  5. Divide the dough into 12 to 15 pieces and form balls the size of a golf ball.
  6. Pour a large amount of oil into a skillet and heat.
  7. On a lightly oiled work surface, flatten each ball and, using both hands, stretch it until it is round, thin and flat (about ΒΌ inch / 5 mm thick).

  8. You can also use a rolling pin to flatten them.
  9. Fry each bread a few minutes on each side until golden brown.