Mexican Bunuelos

"My mom used to make these every year with her Spanish class students. We LOVE them! Kind of a mexican version of elephant ears, but different. VERY addicting! This makes a lot, so you may want to cut the recipe in half."
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  • In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. In smaller bowl, beat eggs and milk. Add this gradually, beating, to flour mixture.
  • Add a half a stick melted butter, beat.
  • Place dough on floured surface and knead til silky and elastic.
  • Roll into balls or ropes, and flatten with the palm of your hand.
  • Fry in hot oil, (370º), til golden.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Roll/toss in cinnamon/sugar mix.

Questions & Replies

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  1. whitestang85
    How long do I deep fry the dough balls?
  2. Akhil ..
    what are the units for the oil and cinnamon sugar?


  1. Troof1997
    These are an amazing and easy to make treat. Don't believe me? I, a 15 year old highschool student and my friend, also a 15 year old made them perfectly in about 25 minutes. (Ironically for a spanish project)
  2. .Liz.Daddys little
    I never thought of doing Buñuelos in a ball (they tasted like Churros, so my Hubby said) My family loved these. I have a recipe for Buñuelos, which I will post. Mine has white wine in it and other ingredients. Thanks for the recipe. My daughter enjoyed putting them into balls.
  3. suzanna r.
    To everyone who thinks they messed up. THIS PIC IS EXTREMELY MISLEADING. I noticed on some posts here that some of you may have not flattened your balls. Buñuelos are fried flat discs of dough. There is a direction in this recipe that is easy to miss. YOU MUST FLATTEN THE BALLS BEFORE FRYING. Look at other buñuelo recipes online or do an image search and you'll see what I mean
  4. Maggie M.
    We made them in a flatter 16 inch circle. Added brushed butter before sugar mixture. Dip in syrup. Wow.
  5. whitestang85
    I made for the first time today. I cooked till quite a bit past golden brown but they were mostly raw inside. long does one deep fry these guys? Would love to try again


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