Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
Christmas Bunuelos typically consist of a simple, wheat-based yeast dough that is thinly rolled, cut or shaped into individual pieces, then fried and finished topped with a sweet topping. Bunuelos may be filled with a variety of things, ranging from cheese to yams. Bunuelos are delicious but because they are fried in oil, recommended only as a special occasion treat - and in moderation.
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 cups flour
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup water
Sift all dry ingredients together. Slowly add water and a little oil. Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead until dough is smooth and elastic.
Divide into about 40 small balls; roll out into approximately 4 to 6-inch circles. Fry in very hot oil (hot and deep) until delicately browned on both sides.
Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixed.
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Bunuelos are fritters of a mainly Spanish origin. In many Latin American countries, some of them they are traditionally eaten at Christmas.