Food for thought: Bunuelos

Hi Everyone,

Today, I am sharing you the recipe for Bunuelos. It’s a Spanish delicacy which is very similar to our timbits or doughnut holes. They are also famous around the world. They are sweet donuts and famously served in Spain during special occasions like Christmas for instance.

Bunuelos can be made with fillings like chocolate, jam or marmalade. They are also famous in South America and Latin America.

I got the recipe from 196 Flavors @196flavors.com/spain-bunuelos

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour , sifted
  • 3 eggs , lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1½ cup milk or more (at 95 F / 35˚C)
  • 3 tablespoons anise liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Sweet olive oil or vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Sugar or icing sugar (for the decoration)

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour, baking powder and sugar.
  • Dig a well in the center of the flour and add the eggs.
  • Add the lemon zest, anise, and cinnamon.
  • While kneading at medium speed, gradually incorporate the milk until obtaining a smooth and homogeneous dough.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes in a warm place, away from drafts.
  • Heat a large amount of oil to 350 F (170˚C), preferably sweet olive oil, in a deep pan.
  • Place the dough in a pastry bag and drop balls of dough into the hot oil.
  • It is also possible to form balls with two teaspoons.
  • When they swell and turn brown, remove the buñuelos with a skimmer and place them on a tray lined with paper towels.
  • Serve with a little sugar sprinkled over them.

Thanks to #196flavors for the recipe.

Published by Amazing Grace

Hi there, my name is Grace M Dy and I always called myself as “Dy Amazing Grace”. I am a blessed with two children David and Charmaine. I live to laugh, love, travel and cook and bake sometimes. I love the nature especially the oceans and the smell of the rainforest. I travel a lot with my daughter and would like to share the places that we’ve been. I do cook and bake not as a professional one but just as a simple mom and I would like to share them with you all.

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