Buñuelos are another favorite food to eat during the Christmas season among some Latino households. They look like sweet, deep-fried tortillas.
Easy to make by mixing together some basic ingredients, deep frying and topping it off with cinnamon, a buÃ±uelo is a perfect accompaniment to hot chocolate, coffee or just by itself.
(Recipe courtesy of Mexgrocer.com)
3 cups flour, sifted twice
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter or margarine
oil for frying
In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
In a small bowl, beat one tbsp sugar, eggs and butter.
Stir in milk. Add milk mixture to flour.
If dough is too dry, add a few more drops of milk. Knead dough until it is very smooth.
Shape into 20 balls. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.
Heat oil one-inch deep in large skillet to 360 F.
Roll each ball out on a lightly-floured board into very thin six-inch circle.
Fry buÃ±uelos until golden brown, turning once. Drain on absorbent towels. Sprinkle with sugar-cinnamon topping while warm, or drizzle with one of the following syrups.
These can be frozen. Wrap separately in freezer bags. Defrost and place in a 350 F. oven for a few minutes to crips.(20 fritter)
BuÃ±uelos can be of any size, especially depending on the expertise of the cook -- as we see in the following video.