The Tawa Tawas is a Bolivian recipe for Sweet Fritters is made with a simple dough that is rolled and cut into rectangles or diamond shapes. The pieces are then fried until they puff up and attain light golden color. They are usually served drizzled with honey or molasses (Miel de Caña) or dusted with powdered sugar.
The dough doesn’t have much flavor, so honey and powdered sugar are what make this dessert truly delicious. You can mix it up and use different fruit syrups to add a bit of extra flavor. Pretty much anything sweet will make the sweet fritters pop.
Tawa Tawas ~ Sweet Fritters
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- 2 cups flour sifted
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp of salt
- 3 tsp sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp margarine
- milk as necessary
- butter for frying
- oil for frying
- cane honey
- Sift the flour, rub with the margarine until you get a gritty dough.
- Add sugar, salt, and baking powder.
- In a volcano add the eggs, milk and form a soft dough, it is very important that the dough does not stick to the hands.
- Use and cut strips approximately 7 to 10 cm. long and 2cm. wide according to our pan
- Heat the butter and oil well and fry until golden brown.
- It can be served with honey, or cane honey, and it can be served with tea or coffee
The word Tawa began in Potosí, Bolivia where the Quechua people serve them in the morning and afternoon at tea time accompanied with cane honey or ground sugar. The word Tawa means the number four. Since it requires four cuts to give a Tawa Tawa their rhombus shape, the name was assigned!
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