the storied recipe 

Ecuadorian Pristiños

From The Storied Recipe

Pristiños are made from a simple (and delicious!) dough, rolled very, very thinly, then cut into long strips, and shaped into circles. Slits are cut all around the circle, making the Pristiños in the shape of a crown.

Contributed by my podcast guest, Sofie Alarcon. She says, "I remember that as kids, my whole extended family gathered to make 'pristiños.' It's a recipe that brings everyone together, and anyone can join and have fun..

Basic Ingredients

For Pristinos – 2 cups flour – 1 tsp baking powder – ¼ teaspoon salt – 2 eggs – 2 tbsp sugar – ¼ cup butter – ¼ cup milk – ½ teaspoon vanilla – Citrus Zest  For Piloncillo Syrup – 2 cups Panela – 1 cinnamon stick – 2 -3 cloves – Citrus zest and juice

Unique Shape of Pristiños 

My podcast guest explains that the crown is in celebration of the kings that brought gifts to the baby Jesus. This is why pristiños are made for Christmas Eve (Nochebueno) and New Year's Day in Ecuador.

What is Panela Syrup

– Aa type of sugar made from boiling sugar cane until all the moisture evaporates. – The result is a very, very hard cone of flavorful sugar that hasn't been stripped of the nutrients that naturally occur in sugarcane.

Ecuadorian Pristiños

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