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Berliners Chilean Recipe

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A delicious fried pastry filled with pastry cream.

  • Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Yield: 30


  • 1 cup of warm milk
  • 4 cups (460 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 21/4 teaspoons or 7 grams of instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • oil or butter for frying
  • pastry cream, dulce de leche, jelly, jam or Nutella to stuff


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm milk with sugar, let stand 10 minutes, you should see some bubbles, so you know the yeast is alive.
  2. In a large bowl with a mixer, beat butter until creamy, add eggs, and beat until well blended. Add the flour and beat on low speed while also incorporating the milk with the yeast. You will get a very soft dough.
    Berliners dough
  3. Cover with a cloth and leave in a warm place to rise for 1 hour. It should double in size.
    Berliners dough risen
  4. With floured hands, remove dough from the bowl to a well-floured board. Flattened gently with your hands and roll the dough until it is about 8 mm thick.
  5. Cut with a round cutter. I use one of 6 cm in diameter well-floured. They mustn’t stick.
    Cutting berliners
  6. Let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  7. In the meantime, heat the oil to 350F or 180C.
  8. Fry about 4-6 at a time, about 2 minutes per side, until golden, turning with a stick.
    Frying of the berliners
  9. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.
    Berliners fried
  10. Cut a hole with a knife and fill it with pastry cream. For this, it is easiest to place the pastry cream into a pastry bag with a round tip and bury the tip in the middle of Berliner and fill.
  11. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.


Recipe adapted from Cooking Popular Mariana Bravo Walker.

  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Sweets
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: Chilean


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 293
  • Sugar: 8.5 g
  • Sodium: 37.9 mg
  • Fat: 21.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 32.4 mg