Savoury biscuits are very popular in South America and can be readily bought in supermarkets or corner stores. This recipe is for home made Galletas Malteadas which originate from Uruguay. They are a bit of a vice, you eat one, you eat two you just cant stop. South American kids love these with a bit of jam or just plain.
You would describe them as a dry savoury biscuits very popular in Uruguay with diabetics due to the fact they contain no sugar. Argentina has a slightly different variation of the recipe for Galletas Malteadas called Galletas Marineras using butter and eggs not lard and yeast. They are a great companion to a great coffee or with your afternoon mate!!
- ½ a kg plain flour
- 1 sachet of yeast
- Salt to taste
- 175 grams of lard
- ½ litre of warm water(approx.)
- Mix all dry ingredients and work the lard to bread crumbs texture.
- Make a hole in the centre and start pouring the warm water to make consistent dough.
- Knit dough thoroughly.
- Let the dough rise in a warm spot (1/2 Hr) then roll into a rectangle fold in half. Repeat twice
- Roll the dough very thin cut with round shape cutter and prick with a fork.
- Let them rise on a cooking tray for 10 min
- Place in oven for 15 min or until golden at a temperature of 220
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Chau abuelas Silvia and Graciela