Dec 28, 2009
Bunuelos are so succulent it is quite easy to become instantly addicted to them. The dough is so easy to work with and the ending result is a soft sweet snack. Bunuelos are a popular Mexican dessert but most people find themselves eating these little joys anytime during the day. The best part about these is that everyone always has all their ingredients on hand at all times.
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/4-1/2 cup milk
sunflower oil for frying
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon, ground
1.In a large mixing bowl add flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Add butter and with hands crush through the flour until the mixture is course like corn meal. Add egg and add milk a little at a time until dough is formed. Allow dough to rest for 10 minutes.
2. Divide dough into 6 even balls. Place on baking mat or floured counter and make into a small circle. With a rolling pin roll into a larger circle. Be careful to not roll to thin. The size should ne that of a tea saucer when finished.
3.In a 4-inch skillet add oil 1/4 inch full. Turn heat to medium. When oil has heated add 1 dough at a time. Fry until lightly golden then flip and fry until golden on opposite side. Place each round onto a paper towel to drain.
4.In a large zip-lock bag add sugar and cinnamon. After rounds have cooled off some but not completely cool place into bag and shake until covered with the sugar mixture.