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Hojuelas o Hojaldras Colombianas (Colombian Hojuelas)

Erica Dinho
5 from 51 votes


  • 1 cup all purpose flour plus more for rolling
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar plus more for garnish
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying


  • Place the flour and sugar in a medium bowl and using an electric hand mixer, mix well. Add the butter and continue mixing at low speed for about 20 seconds.
  • Add the orange zest and start adding the orange juice. Keep mixing at low speed while you are adding the juice.
  • Once the mixture has pulled together, mix at a slightly higher speed to fully incorporate the ingredients.
  • Roll the dough into ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for about 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some flour onto your work surface and roll the dough to ¼-inch thick. Cut into 1 x 3 ½ inches strips. Add more flour to the work surface if necessary and again roll each strip to about ⅛ inch thick.
  • Place a heavy pot over medium heat and fill it about one-third of the way with vegetable oil. Heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 340°F.
  • Add the pieces and fry until golden brown. Using a slotted spoon transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Sprinkle with sugar and serve warm.
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