Recipes from Chile: Hallullas

Recipes from Chile


Country: Chile
Course: Bread
Makes: 6-9 rolls


  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast (1 packet)
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup lard, softened


  1. Proof the yeast in the warm water. Meanwhile, place the four in a bowl and add the salt and sugar.
  2. When the yeast is frothy, pour it into the flour mixture, then add the milk. Mix until blended, adding a tablespoon of water at a time until the dough has the correct consistency. Knead until elastic (about 10 minutes). Add the lard and knead until smooth.
  3. Oil a glass bowl and put the dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size.
  4. Roll the dough out until it is about 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick. Dust with flour and fold in half. Repeat twice, letting the dough rest for a few minutes between foldings. After folding it the third time, let it rest for another 5 minutes.
  5. Use a biscuit cutter to cut the dough, then place them on a greased cookie sheet. Use a fork to make cross-hatches in the top and let rise for another 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. When the rolls have risen, place them in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden. Remove and let cool.