Buñuelos (Cinnamon Crisps)

BunuelosBuñuelos are a traditional dessert or sweet treat in Mexico.  When women would make flour tortillas and they had leftover dough, they would just fry some up into Buñuelos for dessert and sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar.  Or drizzle them with honey or whatever syrup was on hand.  The taste is very similar to Sopapillas or French Beignets.  A popular way to eat them is to pair them up with your favorite ice cream, as I have shown here.  I used Dulce de Leche ice cream for a consistent Mexican experience, but any flavor will work.  

It is also traditional to have these with a cup of Mexican Hot Chocolate.  I guess it depends on whether you are eating these in summer or winter.  If you are making the recipe specifically for Buñuelos, try making some anise tea and substituting that for the warm water in the recipe.  Yum!

Once  you have made the recipe for Homemade Flour Tortillas, fry the Buñuelos in about 2 cups of very hot oil until they are golden and crispy–this won’t take long. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm or at room temperature and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (3/4 cup sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons cinnamon).  

Happy Cinco de Mayo!