Gorditas de Piloncillo (Sweet Fried Masa Cakes)

Gorditas de Piloncillo (Sweet Fried Masa Cakes)
Photo by Ed Anderson © 2010


  • 1 pound fresh masa, or 1-2/3 cups masa harina mixed with 1 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground canela (cinnamon)
  • 3 ounces queso añejo or ricotta salata
  • Lard or vegetable oil, for frying (about 2 cups)
  • 2 ounces finely chopped piloncillo

Combine the piloncillo, cheese, and canela in a bowl and knead in the masa until uniformly distributed. Add a bit of water if it feels too dry or a little masa harina if it's too sticky. Shape the dough into 12 even balls.Place enough lard in a heavy pot to reach a depth of least 3 inches and hea...

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