Fried Bread (Bunuelo)

Recipe by Lavender Lynn
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins




  • Put 1/4 of a cup of warm water and sugar in a bowl.
  • Mix until the sugar dissolves and add the yeast.
  • Let it soak for about 5 minutes after which you can add the rest of the water, salt, and eggs.
  • Stir the mixture until it is foamy.
  • Add the flour little by little, stirring by hand until you have a mixture that is more watery than dry.
  • Let the dough rise to twice the size.
  • When the dough looks like it is about to sink in the middle it is time to fry them.
  • Heat oil in skillet, about 1/2 inch deep.
  • Start getting the dough from the edges and move in towards the middle.
  • Don't get the dough from various parts of the bowl, move through the dough in an orderly fashion.
  • Use about 1 T dough for each bunuelo.
  • Wet your fingertips with warm salt water and pick up the dough with your fingertips.
  • Stretch the dough carefully to make a thin donut shape.
  • Put it in the boiling oil and let it brown.
  • Flip it over with a stick until it is spongy and brown.
  • Take out bunuelo and put it on a strainer. and then on a paper towel.
  • They are delicious hot and can be covered with honey or powdered sugar.