Thursday, April 24, 2014

Buñuelos (Mexican Fritters)

These crispy-sweet, tortilla-like fritters that are sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon are a Mexican dessert traditionally served at Christmas time. But we feel they can be served anytime for a dessert or snack.

These Buñuelos (Mexican Fritters) were made by Jenny and served at our Taste Tempters Cinco De Mayo dinner night that was hosted by Jenny in April.

Buñuelos (Mexican Fritters)
Recipe from

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • Canola or vegetable oil for frying
Sugar coating
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. In a saucepan heat milk, butter, and vanilla and bring to a boil.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, then add the beaten eggs to the warm milk mixture and whisk quickly.
  4. Add the liquid mixture to dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Knead dough on lightly floured surface 2 to 3 minutes until smooth.
  6. After you knead the dough, divide into 20 dough balls. With a rolling pin, roll out thin tortillas.
  7. Lay out all the thin tortilla flats on a tablecloth and let them dry. Turn them over once to ensure drying on both sides. This helps remove most of the moisture before frying.
  8. Heat one-inch of oil in a skillet wide enough for the tortillas to fry flat. Deep-fry tortillas until golden brown, turning once. Remove from pan; stand vertically in a bowl lined with paper towels and drain excess oil.
  9. While warm, sprinkle fried tortillas on both sides with sugar-cinnamon mixture.
Buñuelos (Mexican Fritters)

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