Buñuelos (thin fried fritter like dessert)

Serves 8 persons

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cold butter
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 pinches of baking powder
  • 5 – 6 tbl hot water
  • 1 cup of cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar for dredging
  1. Sift the flour with the salt and baking powder into a bowl.
  2. Add butter and incorporate it into the flour using your fingers as in a pie crust then add the water little by little until it forms into a mass that can be rolled. (the texture of soft cookie dough or an ear lobe)
  3. Take golf ball size pieces and with a rolling pin form circles the thickness of a thin tortilla that you can see your hand through.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan and deep fry the buñuelos until golden.
  5. Hold each buñuelo above the pan to drain a little after cooking and while still hot dredge each one in regular white sugar
  6. Serve and enjoy.