WATCH: Traditional buñuelos you can make in no time at all
Buñuelos remind me of Christmas, they remind me of love, they remind me of family and specifically they remind me of my tía Hilda who would always make them for me because she knows how much I love them. I'm so sorry to say that my tía is not doing well health-wise and her buñuelo making days are behind her. I can't tell you how sad this makes me. I will never ever be able to eat a buñuelo without thinking of her, without being grateful to her, without feeling full of love for her.
As hard as it is for me to accept it, it's time to start making my own buñuelos and luckily my friend Pattie Cordova from the blog Living Mi Vida Loca and her mom are coming to my rescue.They are sharing their awesome and easy recipe for buñuelos.
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2 cups flour
3 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. vegetable shortening
1 tbsp. baking powder
3/4 cup water, adjust as necessary Mazola oil for frying
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup cinnamon
For the full recipe directions visit Living Mi Vida Loca or even better check out this wonderful Spanglish infused video that Pattie and her mother put together. I love seeing their rapport on camera. Also, I'm the kind of person that learns better from watching someone cook than by reading about it, so I love this!
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When is the last time you had a buñuelo?