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How To Make Mexican Bunuelos
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In this video cooking lesson, Chef Sydney shows you how to yummy and delicious Mexican bunuelos.
- Add to a blender, eggs, milk, flour, baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Blend to form a light batter.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. There should be enough oil to fry the buñuelos - about 1 1/2 inches high. The temperature has to be around 365 degrees Fahrenheit. Add a layer of paper towels on a baking sheet to absorb the excess oil from the finished buñuelos.
- To make the buñuelos, place the rosette in the hot oil for about a minute to heat it up. Once it's heated, lift it up from the oil and shake off any excess oil and dip it in the batter. Do not let the batter run over the top of the mold; dip it about 3/4 of the way in. You will hear a searing sound as the heat of the iron tip starts cooking the batter. Immediately lift the rosette out of the batter bowl and dip it into the hot oil.
- Place the iron mild in the hot oil to fry the batter. Keep the mild in the oil for about a minute. The batter will start cooking, and you will eventually be able to lift up the mold and the buñuelo will slip off and stay in the oil (if it doesn't easily come off from the mild, separate it with the help of a fork.) Once you've removed the mold from the oil, keep cooking until it gets golden color all over.
- Fry each rosette for about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Once removed, place them on the baking sheet lined with a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
- Once they cool off, dip them in a mixture of bakers sugar and cinnamon.
Common Buñuelos Questions And Answers
What are buñuelos?
Buñuelos are fried fritters of batter that are covered in cinnamon and sugar.
How are buñuelos made?
Buñuelos are made by dipping a rosette mold (in our video example) into batter and then releasing the batter into hot oil and letting it fry until golden brown. Watch our recipe video lesson to learn how to make them.
Where do buñuelos come from?
Buñuelos are a popular food in Latin America, with many different variations. They are commonly made and eaten during the holidays.
Do you need any special tools to make buñuelos?
To make buñuelos, you can use an iron rosette mold to make the shape.