DifficultyBeginner

Bunuelos can vary in their shape and their taste depending on where the recipe is from. These Colombian Bunuelos are sweet and usually come in a roundish ball form. Try your hand at making these delicious treats!

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins
For the Topping
For the Dough
For Frying
1

Gather the ingredients.

2

Make the topping by combining sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish.

3

Sift together the flour and baking powder.

4

In a separate bowl, cream the sugar and the oil or butter until smooth. Add the egg, milk, and masa harina.

5

Gradually add the flour, mixing well after each addition, until a dough forms.

6

Roll the dough into meatball-sized spheres, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. You can leave them round, or flatten them into cakes.

7

Heat vegetable oil in a medium-sized saucepan until hot. Fry dough balls or cakes until golden brown, about 6 or 7 minutes, turning to brown all over.

8

Remove balls to the paper towel-covered plate to drain.

9

Using tongs, place each buñuelo onto the plate with the sugar and cinnamon mixture and shake until well coated, turning the piece over if necessary.

10

Serve your delicious buñuelos warm, with atole or hot chocolate, if you like.

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Ingredients

For the Topping
For the Dough
For Frying

Directions

1

Gather the ingredients.

2

Make the topping by combining sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish.

3

Sift together the flour and baking powder.

4

In a separate bowl, cream the sugar and the oil or butter until smooth. Add the egg, milk, and masa harina.

5

Gradually add the flour, mixing well after each addition, until a dough forms.

6

Roll the dough into meatball-sized spheres, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. You can leave them round, or flatten them into cakes.

7

Heat vegetable oil in a medium-sized saucepan until hot. Fry dough balls or cakes until golden brown, about 6 or 7 minutes, turning to brown all over.

8

Remove balls to the paper towel-covered plate to drain.

9

Using tongs, place each buñuelo onto the plate with the sugar and cinnamon mixture and shake until well coated, turning the piece over if necessary.

10

Serve your delicious buñuelos warm, with atole or hot chocolate, if you like.

Colombian Bunuelos