Christmas Colombian Bunuelos How-2 Guide

December 19, 2006 in christmas, Colombian Food, cooking, deep fry, dessert, How-2

Christmas morning Bunuelos

(Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with hot chocolate © 2005-2006 Nika All rights reserved)


Last year I did a quickie post on Colombian bunuelos but I did not do the How-2 Guide or give a recipe. I will do that now.

Colombian Bunuelos

Ingredients:

  • 2 C white fresh farmers cheese, finely ground or crumbled with fork
  • 2 C Colombian “Bunuelina” mix
  • 2 eggs
  • milk to moisten
  • canola oil for deep frying

Directions:
Mix all ingredients (except oil) in a bowl.

Colombian Breakfast -3: pan de bono - 2

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Colombian bunuelos for Christmas

(Mix the bunuelo mix with the cheese © 2005-2006 Nika All rights reserved)
 
Knead, adding a little bit of milk to often the dough and make it hold together.
Colombian bunuelos for Christmas

(What the mix should look like before making into balls
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Make balls a little smaller than the size of a golf ball, DO NOT COMPRESS the dough.
Colombian bunuelos for Christmas

(Roll dough into loose balls, not hard packed ones
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DO NOT DROP THESE DOUGH BALLS INTO HOT OIL.

Heat the oil to very warm (you can stick your finger in it but not very long). Gently drop the balls into the oil and then turn up the heat. The balls will linger at the bottom of the pot until the oil heats up. They will turn themselves as they come up “for air.” Fry until light brown. Remove to a drained surface to cool.

Colombian bunuelos for Christmas

(Start in cool oil to avoid explosions
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For the next batch let the oil cool down (doesnt have to be as cool as when you first started) such that a test dough ball will drop to the bottom and then rise slowly to the top. Once the oil has cooled enough to do this, add your next batch. Always use a splatter shield.If you drop them into hot oil they will explode and could seriously hurt you.

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