Bunuelos: Fritters

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
Prep:
40 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
20 fritters
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted twice
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon, plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 to 3 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • Melted bittersweet chocolate, garnish
  • Mango salsa, recipe follows
  • Mango Salsa:
  • 1 1/2 cups small dice mango
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped, toasted walnuts
Directions
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs, butter, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Add the milk and stir to combine. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to make a dough, adding more milk 1/4 teaspoon at a time if the mixture is too dry.

  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Shape into 20 equal balls. Cover with a kitchen cloth and let stand for 30 minutes.

  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and the cinnamon to make the cinnamon-sugar.

  • In a large, deep skillet, heat 1 to 2 inches of oil to 360 degrees F.

  • Roll each ball out on a lightly-floured board into very thin circles, about 6-inches in diameter. Fry the dough until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.

  • To serve, drizzle with the chocolate and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Serve hot.

Mango Salsa:
  • Mix all of the ingredients together. Let sit for 15 minutes for flavors to develop.


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