Galletas Malteadas- savoury biscuits

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!!


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Galletas Malteadas
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Galletas Malteadas are a savoury biscuit very popular in Uruguay for people to eat with coffee or mate.
Recipe type: Savoury biscuits
Cuisine: Uruguay
Serves: 3 dozen
  • ½ a kg plain flour
  • 1 sachet of yeast
  • Salt to taste
  • 175 grams of lard
  • ½ litre of warm water(approx.)
  1. Mix all dry ingredients and work the lard to bread crumbs texture.
  2. Make a hole in the centre and start pouring the warm water to make consistent dough.
  3. Knit dough thoroughly.
  4. Let the dough rise in a warm spot (1/2 Hr) then roll into a rectangle fold in half. Repeat twice
  5. Roll the dough very thin cut with round shape cutter and prick with a fork.
  6. Let them rise on a cooking tray for 10 min
  7. Place in oven for 15 min or until golden at a temperature of 220


Hope you enjoy cooking and eating them. Leave a comment below to let us know what you think


4 thoughts on “Galletas Malteadas- savoury biscuits

  • July 5, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Thank you for this recipe we all loved these.

    • July 8, 2017 at 11:48 am

      Thanks Cynthia for your support, hopefully we can post some more recipes you like.

  • July 6, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Wow i tried making some of these dishes from Uruguay and they are amazing😍 even my friends said they were a big Hit!!!!!!! Dont stop as im getting excited on what next recipes you guys are going to bring.👌❤

    • July 8, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Thanks Caroline for your kind words. If you have any questions on any of the recipes feel free to send us a message


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