Every time I go to Mexico, I am perpetually, pleasantly surprised with their tasty desserts. It is not, after all, a place that is renowned for its sweet treats; but desserts in Mexico have richness and imitable flavour that cannot be matched. This week’s recipe is Bunuelos, a popular dessert in Mexico, that is also quite easy to make – so don’t be too intimidated to give them a try.
The Creamy Part (this creates a base)
¼ cup sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon canola oil
In a large bowl, mix the sugar and eggs until smooth, then add the oil.
The Dough (this adds a bit of substance)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 ½ cups flour (all purpose)
Mix the baking powder, salt, and flour in another bowl. Add this to the sugar and egg mixture and mix well.
The Last Bit (put it together!)
½ cup flour (all purpose)
1 cup canola oil
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp fresh ground cinnamon
Put the flour on a work surface and turn out the dough – knead it for about 5 minutes or until smooth. Make 18 balls, and then roll out with a rolling pin into a 5 inch circle. Place on a parchment lined pan in a warm place for 15 minutes, using this time to heat the oil at a medium-high heat in a large skillet. Fry the circles, two at a time, until golden, turning them over once. Drain on paper towel, and then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Serve immediately.
Next up on our delicious advenutre: Central America! Is there anywhere in Central America with a cuisine that stands out to you? What’s your favourite Central American dish?