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Medialunas recipe needed (Argentina breakfast roll)

Luana's picture

Medialunas recipe needed (Argentina breakfast roll)

Hello, I am new to this site but I am looking for a recipe for Medialunas.  I was recently in Argentina for several weeks on vacation and the only basic breakfast item is Medialunas which is Croissant shaped roll that is sweeter than a croissant and usually has a honey or sugar syrup coating on it.  Some places has ones that seemed to have yeast in them and other not.  Any recipes would be appreciated.  Luana

phxdog's picture


Ingredients1 2/3 cups flour
230g unsalted butter
1 cup ground almonds
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar
pinch of salt
PreparationPreheat oven to 190C/375F

Mix the flour and butter together until they form crumbs. Add almonds, vanilla, salt & sugar, mix well.
If necessary, chill dough about 1/2 hour or until the dough is workable.

Cut dough into walnut-size pieces and roll each piece to about 3 inches in length. Shape each piece into a crescent and place 1/2 an inch apart on a baking tray

Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. Dust with powdered sugar or paint with sugar glaze while still warm.


Luana's picture

Thank you Scott but these sound more like cookies.  In Argentina their Medialunas are more like a sweet croussaint or butterhorn.

.5 shapes of Medialunaslots of Medialunas  mmm good

5 shapes                                       big batch

So you can see what they looked like in Argentina.  I know the recipe you send is from but I don't think that will make the above items.  Thanks for trying...  Luana

baires's picture

Here's a link showing how to make medialunas step by step, with pictures:

Hopefully your Spanish is good enough to understand the recipe. If not, here a google translation that might help:

Other recipes for different kinds of medialunas can be found at this link:



Luana's picture

Thank you Baires (for Buenos Aires?).  The translations seem to be pretty good.  I will try the first recipe that has the illustrations and then the other site if I need to adjust.  I will let you know how they work out.  These look like the ones I want to make.  Again, thank you for taking the time to find them.     Luana