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authentic mexican bunuelos

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Kelly Williams
Forked River, NJ

My mom used to make these every year with her Spanish class students. We LOVE them! Kind of a mexican version of elephant ears, but different. VERY addicting! This makes a lot, so you may want to cut the recipe in half. We never had any trouble eating a whole batch when we were kids, though! These look really nice served in a linen-lined rustic basket if making rounds, or if making flat ropes, stood up in a mexican pot or vase. *Beautiful photo by Rebecca Anderson JAP Member! :) (Other photo from bing images)

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For authentic mexican bunuelos

  • 4 cups
  • 1 tsp.
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp.
  • 1/2 cup
  • 2
  • 1 cup
  • 4 Tbl.
    (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • oil for frying
  • cinnamon-sugar mix

How To Make authentic mexican bunuelos

  • 1
    In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. In smaller bowl, beat eggs and milk. Add this gradually, beating, to flour mixture. Add a half a stick melted butter, beat. Place dough on floured surface and knead til silky and elastic. Roll into balls or ropes, and flatten with the palm of your hand. Fry in hot oil, (370º), til golden. Drain on paper towels. Roll and toss in cinnamon/sugar mix.

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