Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Food Week!!! Buneulos

Good Morning!

Thanks for stopping by!

Today I wanted to share a recipe that reminds me of a treat my Mom would make us when we were little...

I have some good food memories from my youth that are centered around my Mom; my mom letting me lick cake batter off the beaters, roasting pumpkin seeds, and tortillas covered with just about EVERYTHING.  A warm tortilla covered in butter is considered comfort food for me!  But, for a special treat, my Mom would warm up a tortilla, slather it with butter and then sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar all over it, roll it up and hand it over.  Yum.  Here's a twist...

Recipe courtesy of Loida Yokley (my Mom)

3 1/2 C flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons Ground cinnamon
1/4 C granulated sugar
1/4 butter or margarine
2 eggs
1/2 C milk

Oil for deep frying

Sift flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl. Cut margarine into flour until mixture is crumbly.

In a separate bowl beat eggs and milk together then pour into flour mixture and stir until dough clings together when pressed.

Knead dough on floured board or counter about 2 minutes. Form into 1 1/2" balls and let set for 15 minutes.

With rolling pin, roll each ball over floured surface to a very thin patty and desired diameter. Like a tortilla.

Place each bunelo on wax paper, layering them until ready to use.

Deep fry about 30 seconds on each side in oil or until fluffy; blistered and golden brown. 

Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with sugar cinnamon mixture

Sugar-cinnamon mixture: 1 C granulated sugar; 1 teaspoon cinnamon; mix and gently sprinkle over bunuelos just after you get them out of the oil

Makes about 5-6 dozen

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, which we pretty much use as an occasion to eat yummy Mexican food (I think we celebrate Cinco de Mayo at least 3 times a week)!  We're going over to my parents for delicious food, and I think my Mom and I are going to make up a batch of these sweet treats!

These would taste pretty yummy with some Fruit Salsa on top...

Have a great day!

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