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CARNIVAL CAKES – Canary Islands Recipe Step by Step

23 mayo, 2021

The typical carnival pancakes They are originally from Canarian cuisine. They have been prepared in costume festivities for more than 6 decades, in which it is also customary to exchange male and female clothes.

These pancakes are characterized by being a humble and very nutritious sweet that, traditionally, is spread with honey or sugar. Likewise, you can serve the pancakes with fruit, such as banana, melted chocolate, etc. Stay in Free Recipes to discover all the secrets of this recipe, know our tricks and know how to make canary carnival pancakes Step by Step.

10 diners
Low difficulty

Additional characteristics:
Cheap cost, Popular in Carnival, Ideal to accompany with natural juice, Fried, Spanish recipes

Ingredients to make carnival pancakes:

How to make carnival pancakes:


Get the ingredients ready in advance to prepare the best carnival pancakes. We take the opportunity to explain that muscovado sugar is the most natural that exists and can also be found under the name of panela. If you can’t, you can use plain brown sugar.

Carnival Pancakes Recipe - Step 1


Crack the eggs in a glass blender (blender) or in a bowl to mix them by hand or with an electric hand mixer.

Carnival Pancakes Recipe - Step 2


Grate the zest of a lemon and add it to the blender. Remember that you should avoid not grating the white part of the peel because it has a bitter taste that would completely spoil the recipe. Also add the anise beans and ground cinnamon.

Carnival Pancakes Recipe - Step 3


Pour the orange blossom water or anise, both ingredients are used for this recipe for Canarian carnival pancakes.

Carnival Pancakes Recipe - Step 4


Add the flour, close the mixer and beat for 2 minutes, making sure that the ingredients are integrated with each other. If necessary, stop the mixer and stir with a spatula to close it again and continue beating. Remember that you can also make the dough for the Canarian pancakes with an electric hand mixer, electric or manual rods.

Carnival Pancakes Recipe - Step 5


Pour in the milk and beat for 2 more minutes. At this point the dough should be liquid and without lumps, that is, with a smooth cream texture. Heat a container with oil so that it is ready when frying the carnival pancakes.

Carnival Pancakes Recipe - Step 6


Pour some batter into the pan to start cooking the Canarian pancakes. To add just the right amount, you can use a traditional ladle or use a small plastic bottle. In this way, you also reuse the bottle and recycle. Make a wide hole in the stopper, put the dough inside, close the bottle and drop the necessary amount.

Carnival Pancakes Recipe - Step 7


Cook the pancakes for 1 minute and turn them around. Repeat this process until all the dough is finished. Reserve the pancakes on kitchen paper to remove excess oil.

Carnival Pancakes Recipe - Step 8


Serve the Canarian carnival pancakes topped with honey or sugar. There are many ways to eat them, we have chosen to accompany the pancakes with honey and a scoop of homemade ice cream. The ice cream can be vanilla, chocolate or whatever flavor you like best. It is tradition, too, to serve carnival pancakes with banana.

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Carnival Pancakes Recipe - Step 9

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