HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Are you making a specialty food?

looking for an old family recipe - friterra dulce

guster4lovers Nov 21, 2010 11:03 PM

Hi all-

I'm cooking thanksgiving for my aunt's family as she is in hospice for late stage brain cancer. I want to surprise her and cook her family specialty, friterra dulce (pronounced fre-tear-a doo-sa, I'm guessing on the spelling) but obviously she's not in a position to get the recipe to me.

I've googled every possible spelling, but to no avail. Can anyone help me out? I think it has cream of wheat in it, and it's shaped like baklava with the texture of a sponge cake soaked with liquid. It's slightly sweet but fairly neutral in taste otherwise.

Thanks everyone and happy thanksgiving!


  1. onceadaylily Nov 22, 2010 09:46 AM

    Knowing the ethnicity would be helpful, however instead of using the name of the dish (since you aren't certain of the spelling), I googled 'cream of wheat cake' which brought up many recipes (Indian, Portuguese , and Egyptian). You might try looking through these, and try to find the best match. I hope this helps. Good luck.

    1. MinkeyMonkey Nov 22, 2010 06:48 AM

      Try googling Fritura dolce. I found a lot of results but have no idea if this is what you are looking for. Good luck!

      2 Replies
      1. re: MinkeyMonkey
        guster4lovers Nov 22, 2010 06:04 PM

        That's it! Thanks!

        They're Italian...if only google translate was as good as you guys!

        1. re: guster4lovers
          goodhealthgourmet Nov 22, 2010 06:22 PM

          translated page:

      2. roxlet Nov 22, 2010 04:40 AM

        What ethnicity is this?

        Show Hidden Posts