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Rosquillas Recipe


As so happens with almost every classic recipe, every Spanish grandmother has her own version of rosquillas. They are so experienced with them, that in many cases they do not even need a scale to weigh the ingredients: they know the exact amount by heart! This is not the case for us, at least not yet, so we’ve listed the ingredients and amounts that you’ll need.
3.17 from 6 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine spanish
Servings 8 people
Calories 548 kcal


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 500 grams flour
  • 1/4 cup anise drink (optional)
  • 1 grated lemon or orange skin (optional)
  • olive or sunflower oil  (to fry the rosquillas)


  • Heat the milk, olive oil and anise drink in a saucepan. Add 80 grams of sugar and grate some lemon or orange on top (if you like). Turn the heat off as soon as it starts to boil. 
  • Whisk three eggs in a bowl. Add the baking powder and flour. Mix everything very well and start adding a little bit of the hot mixture you´ve prepared in step 1.
  • Knead your dough and keep adding milk little by little so that you don't get any lumps. You can use a blender if you have one. If not, just be patient.
  • Once your dough is uniform, you can start shaping your rosquillas. Take some dough, make a ball, make a hole in the middle with your thumb and repeat with your remaining dough. 
  • Heat a frying pan full of olive or sunflower oil. It doesn't need to be very hot, so leave it on medium heat. Fry all the rosquillas until they get a brown colour.
  • Let them cool on some paper towels so they’re drained of as much oil as possible. Add the remaining sugar on top.


Calories: 548kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 9gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 138mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 114IUCalcium: 95mgIron: 3mg
Keyword breakfast, donut, rosquillas, spanish dessert, sweet
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