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The Berlinesas

This dish is from Germany, it is now very popular in Argentina as well... German settlers have introduced this dessert in practically all countries of latin america. In Argentina and Uruguay you will see them called bolas de fraile and different variants of it can be filled with dulce de leche, quince jam or custard. In Venezuela they are called “bombas”, they are filled with pastry cream and sprinkled with sugar.


* 4 cups of white flour,
* 30 grams (2 packs) fresh yeast,
* 6 tablespoons butter,
* 2 eggs,
* 1 cup warm milk,
* 1/3 cup granulated sugar,
* Icing sugar,
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* oil for frying, amount as necessary,


1) In a bowl, sift the flour with the salt. Incorporate side fresh yeast, sugar, eggs and soft butter. Go mixing with warm milk until blended and dough is smooth.

2) Pay attention to the consistency of the dough as you are working it, if necessary ou can add more milk or more flour.

3) Let the dough stand until it has risen enough. Once risen, go back to kneading the dough.

4) Then make small dough balls and let the balls stand again for them to get bigger. Preferaby using a deep fryer, fry the dough balls in the hot oil. Place on paper towels to drain excess oil then sprinkle with icing sugar.

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