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Chiloé Chonchinas Doughnuts Recipe
Chiloé Chonchinas Doughnuts Recipe

Chonchinas are sweet Chilean rolls shaped like doughnuts, and their origin is often a well-kept secret from the Big Island of Chiloé. Perfect for any occasion, these treats are closely associated, much like the golden liqueur, with the city of Chonchi.

How to make Chonchinas Doughnuts recipe?

Chonchinas are crafted from flour, melted butter, sugar, and eggs. They undergo a double cooking process, similar to bagels, first in boiling water and then in the oven, resulting in a well-structured bread with a slightly crispy outer layer.

Nutritional Information

Category: Typical Breads
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 250
Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Homemade Chonchinas Recipe


  • 1 ½ kg of flour
  • 300 g of melted butter
  • 250 g of sugar
  • 10 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder


  1. Separate egg whites from yolks, beat whites and sugar to a foamy consistency, and add yolks one by one while continuously mixing until everything is integrated.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder, forming a well in the center. Add the warm melted butter, the egg mixture, and sugar. Knead until a homogeneous, soft, and elastic mixture is formed.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a floured surface and roll it into a 1-centimeter diameter cylinder. Cut into 15-centimeter pieces, joining the ends to form a ring.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F) for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Boil enough water in a large pot, immerse the chonchinas, and cook until they float to the surface. Drain and reserve on a previously buttered baking tray.
  6. Place the tray with the chonchinas in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes until they are lightly golden.
  7. Remove the chonchinas from the oven, let them cool for a few minutes, and serve warm, either on their own or with sauces and dressings.

Benefits of consuming Chilean Chonchinas

  • Chonchinas are a source of complex carbohydrates, providing important energy for the body.
  • They are rich in fiber, which can aid in maintaining good digestion and preventing stomach-related ailments such as constipation.

Did you know?

Chonchi is located in the southern region of Chile, specifically in the Chiloé Province, belonging to the Los Lagos Region. It is also known as the “city of the 3 levels” because it is built on three natural soil levels.


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