Bunuelos

Bunuelos
Servings: 36 Prep 20 mins Cook 200°F 3 mins to 4 mins

Ingredients

  • 6 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 container (7.5 ounces) farmers cheese
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 5 teaspoons bottled cinnamon sugar

Make It

1. Heat oil in heavy saucepan until it registers 375 degrees F on a deep-fry thermometer. Line a 15 x 10-inch baking pan with a double layer of paper towels. Heat oven to 200 degrees F.

2. In medium-size bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat together cheese, butter, eggs and sugar until blended, about 2 minutes. Stir in flour mixture to make a soft dough. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls into balls.

4. Carefully slip 6 to 8 balls into heated oil. Fry 3 to 4 minutes per batch, until nicely browned. Remove with a slotted spoon. Transfer to paper-lined pan. Sprinkle each batch with 1 teaspoon cinnamon-sugar. Keep bunuelos warm in 200 degrees F oven while repeating. Serve slightly warm.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 36; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 94, Fat, total (g): 6, chol. (mg): 23, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 9, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 2, sodium (mg): 79, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.