Friar Ball Recipes for Afternoon Snack


Discover how to make three delicious filling options, one of which is like the cream of the bakery

Friar balls are a classic sweet bakery perfect for snack with a cup of coffee or tea. It is a spongy, round and fried dough filled with cream or caramel. But if you don’t want to make the dough, you can experience these delicious and practical friar ball recipes.

How to make friar balls

Friar ball recipes are very simple to make and very similar. What will vary is the recipe of the cream that you put in the filling, if you want to make a homemade cream. Look at the next suggestions:

1. Friars balls with condensed milk cream

In this version suggested by the Tata Pereira channel, the cream of the friar ball filling is very sweet because it contains condensed milk, but it is very simple to make.


Condensed milk: ½ can;

Liquid milk: 150 ml .;

Cornstarch 1 tablespoon;

Essence of vanilla: 1 teaspoon of tea;

Friar balls: to taste;

Sugar: to wrap the balls;

Oil:  to fry.

Preparation Mode:

  1. Start preparing the cream after frying the friar balls. Cook the condensed milk, half of the milk and vanilla.
  2. The other half of the milk is used to dissolve the cornstarch and then added to the pan mixture. Stir over medium heat until it boils and thickens, as if it were a pudding. Reservation.
  3. Meanwhile, add the oil to the heat and reserve the amount of friar balls to serve. Do not do more than you will eat on time because they are greased after a few hours.
  4. Fry the balls in very hot oil and over medium heat with the help of a slotted spoon because they are rotating inside the oil. When they are golden brown, put them on a plate with paper towels to drain.
  5. Next, cut each ball in half and fill it with the cream. End up passing sugar and you can already delight yourself.

2. Balls with traditional cream

In this version suggested by the site of Dani Noce does not carry condensed milk in cream because it is the traditional recipe, ideal for those who prefer a cream not so sweet.


Yolks: 3 units;

Cornstarch: 3 tablespoons;

Milk: 350 ml .;

Butter without salt: 1 tablespoon;

Sugar: 6 tablespoons;

Essence of vanilla: 2 tablespoons of coffee;

Balls: to taste;

Sugar: to confit;

Oil: for frying.

  1. In a small bowl, add sifted yolks, cornstarch and a little milk, enough to dissolve the cornstarch. Interview to make it smooth. Reservation.
  2. Cook a pan with the rest of the milk, butter and sugar. Stir until it boils and turns off. Add the mixture made before, turn the heat back on and stir until it thickens.
  3. Turn off the heat and only then add the vanilla. Mix well and reserve.
  4. Fry the balls in hot oil and over medium heat so they do not burn. Perform the same procedure suggested in the previous recipe.
  5. As soon as they are all fried and drained on a paper towel, cut them in half, put a portion of stuffing and pass them in the sugar. Then they will be ready to be served.

3. Balls with Caramel passed in sugar with cinnamon

This version suggested on the K channel Delicia Cozinha has a different filling and is even easier to prepare.


Sugar with cinnamon: for confectionery;

Friar balls: to taste;

Oil: to fry;

Caramel: to fill.

Preparation Mode:

  1. Since in this recipe you don’t have to prepare the cream, you can go directly to fry the friar balls. An idea is also to make condensed canned milk cooked in the pressure cooker to make it Caramel.
  2. Fry the balls in hot oil, remembering to leave the medium gas fire so that they do not burn. Let them drain on a paper towel.
  3. Next, cut the fried friar balls and fill them with Caramel. Pass them by the sugar mixed with cinnamon powder and they can already be eaten, even warm.

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