Buñuelos

All the products listed can be purchased at one of our location Juniors locations Junior’s Supermarket.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Cinnamon sugar for coating (1 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon)
Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar
  2. Add the melted butter to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Gradually incorporate warm milk, stirring continuously, until a soft dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes, or until it becomes smooth.
  5. Cover the dough with a clean cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  6. Roll out small portions of the dough into thin rounds, approximately 6 inches in diameter.
  7. Heat vegetable oil in a deep pan to 350°F (175°C).
  8. Carefully place each dough round into the hot oil, frying until golden brown on both sides. Use a slotted spoon to remove excess oil.
  9. Immediately coat the fried dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture while still warm.
  10. Allow buñuelos to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy the crispy, sweet delight!

Origin of Chiles Rellenos

Buñuelos have a rich history dating back to the Moorish presence in Spain. The word “buñuelo” is believed to have originated from the Arabic term “bnawīr,” meaning “a small, fried thing.” As Spanish colonizers and explorers traveled to the Americas, they brought this delightful treat with them.
In Mexico, buñuelos have become a beloved part of holiday celebrations, particularly during Christmas and New Year’s festivities. The recipe has evolved over the years, with variations in shape, size, and toppings. Buñuelos are not only a culinary delight but also a symbol of cultural heritage, connecting generations through the joy of sharing these sweet, crispy treats during special occasions.

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