How To Make Taste Buñuelos (Mexican Fritters)

Buñuelos (Mexican Fritters)


·         2 1/2 cups all purpose flour plus extra flour for rolling
·         1/4 cup sugar
·         1/4 cup sugar
·         2 teaspoons baking powder
·         1/2 cup shortening
·         1 cup water add more, if needed
·         4 cups of canola oil for frying
·         2 cups granulated sugar
·         2 tablespoons cinnamon


1.    In a large bowl, add 2 ½ cups of flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.

2.    Mix to combine.

3.    Add the shortening.

4.    Mix until the mixture is a crumbly consistency.

5.    Add ¾ cup water to the flour mixture.

6.    Slowly mix to combine.

7.    Add more water until it forms a dough.

8.    If the dough is too wet, add more flour.

9.    Knead for 5-6 minutes.

10.  Make 16 small balls of dough. About the size of golf balls. If you want bigger Buñuelos, make the balls bigger.

11.  Roll the dough to 6-inch in diameter.

12.  If a hole forms, pinch the dough back together.

13.  Lay the rolled out dough and cover with a kitchen towel.

14.  In a large frying pan, heat the oil.

15.  Fry one rolled out dough piece, one at a time.

16.  With a fork, poke the center of the dough several times while it’s frying.  

17.  Fry 2-3 minutes on each side.

18.  Place on a paper towel.

19.  Mix the 2 cups sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

20.  Sprinkle a generous amount of the sugar cinnamon mixture on top of the Buñuelo.

21.  Flip and sprinkle on the back side of the Buñuelo.  

22.  Do this for each Buñuelo as they come out of the frying pan.

23.  Enjoy!

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