Badajoz Carnival | Typical recipes of Extremaduran carnival

Carnival It’s just around the corner. This is the perfect time to dress up, spend time with family and friends and also to cook. There are many classic sweets associated with this time of year., so now is the perfect time to prepare them. Then we leave you the recipes of some of them.

Extremaduran carnival flakes or ears

This recipe, taken from, is one of the most popular and delicious on these dates.


  • 500 gr. wheat flour.

  • 100 gr. of butter.

  • 100 gr. of white sugar.

  • 2 eggs.

  • 125ml. hot water.

  • 10ml. of anise.

  • Zest of 1 lemon (or orange).

  • Olive oil oil.

  • 1 pinch of salt.

  • Icing sugar for decoration.


  1. To start preparing this recipe, the first thing to do is to wash and grate the orange or lemon that we are going to use and leave it ready.

  2. Then, melt the butter in a saucepan and in a bowl type container add warm water, melted butter, anise, sugar, eggs, lemon or orange zest (according to your taste) and a pinch of salt. , and mix everything so that we have a homogeneous mass.

  3. The next step is to add the flour little by little and knead until you get a smooth textured dough, cover it with a kitchen towel and let it sit at room temperature for an hour.

  4. Once the estimated time has elapsed, we separate small pieces of dough and on the table or counter, we stretch it with a rolling pin so that it is a very thin dough.

  5. Then we shape the pieces of dough into ears, press one of the sides with a fork and then fry them in olive oil until lightly golden. If you want to make quality flakes or carnival ears, it is very important to fry them two by two so that they do not stick together and keep their shape.

  6. Finally, they are removed and placed on absorbent paper. Leave to cool, dust with icing sugar to decorate and serve on plates.

Carnival snowflakes or ears.



  • 300 gr. milk

  • 3 eggs

  • 180 gr. of flour

  • 50 gr. butter

  • A pinch of salt

  • A squirt of oil

  • Honey, chocolate, cream or cinnamon to accompany


To start, you need to lightly beat the eggs.. Milk is added. Once mixed, stir in the flour, until it thickens. Then we prepare a frying pan and spread the bottom with a little butter or bacon bits. Hot and grilled we pour a spoonful of cream and there we play it. It is at this point that the difference is made. The spreading speed of the pasta will give us the thickness of the filloa. The agility to return it is also important. The ideal is to take them freshly prepared or lukewarm.

Carnival Pancakes The newspaper



  • 250ml whole milk

  • 2 Egg

  • 1 pinch of salt

  • 200 g normal wheat flour

  • A few drops of anise, orange juice or cinnamon to flavor

  • Sunflower oil for frying

  • Sugar for sprinkling


To make the dough, beat the milk with the eggs, add the pinch of salt and the flavorings until you obtain a texture similar to that of thick pastry cream. Continue to stir, adding flour until batter is smooth and lump free. Let the dough rest for half an hour.

On another side, heat a frying pan with plenty of sunflower oil and immerse the mold flowers so that it reaches the precise temperature. When it is very hot, we take the mold out of the oil and we it is introduced into the dough and immediately put back into the mold without touching the bottom. The flower will detach from the mold and, once golden, it will be transferred to a source with absorbent paper to remove excess oil. Final touch before serving, coat them with sugar.

Flowers The newspaper


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