Buñuelos – Mexican Donuts. How to Make Traditional Buñuelos (Mexican Donuts) at Home.

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Buñuelos - Mexican Donuts. How to Make Traditional Buñuelos (Mexican Donuts) at Home.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 4-6
Buñuelos are Mexicos version of donuts. Lightly flavored with anise, then sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, these treats are beautifully tender on the inside and slightly crisp on the outside. Buñuelos are quick and easy to make, and certainly worth a try.
For the dough
  • 225g Plain flour (cake flour)
  • 2.5ml Salt
  • 5ml Baking powder
  • 30ml Caster sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • 120ml Milk
  • 50g Butter, melted
For the Frosting
  • 70g Cater sugar
  • 10ml Ground cinnamon
  1. Place the flour, salt, baking powder, caster sugar and ground anise in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a jug, whisk the egg into the milk.
  3. Melt the butter in your microwave.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients together in the bowl, then gradually add the milk egg mixture, stirring go combine after each addition.
  5. Pour in the melted butter and mix this until everything comes together as a dough.
  6. Turn this out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead it for 10 minutes, sprinkling extra four whenever it becomes too sticky.
  7. Divide the dough in half, then divide each half into 6 pieces.
  8. Roll each piece into a ball, flatten it slightly, then using a the back of a chopstick or the handle of a wooden spoon, press a hole through the center of the ball. Stretch the hole until it is about 1cm in diameter, or just less than half an inch.
  9. Repeat this until all of the rings are completed.
  10. Half fill your pan with oil and heat this to 190c or 375f.
  11. Carefully drop the rings into the oil, 6 in a batch, and fry these for about 2 minutes per side and the bunuelos are golden brown. Remove and drain on kitchen paper.
  12. Repeat with second batch.
  13. To coat the bunuelos, place the cinnamon and caster sugar in a plastic container, drop in a couple of the rings, place the lid on the container, then shake it gently to coat all over.
  14. Serve immediately with lime or lemon wedges and steaming coffee.


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