Desserts & Breads
27 servings, 2 fritters per serving
- These easy-to-make buñuelos are a sweet Mexican tradition that you will want to share.
- ●3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon NESTLÉ ABUELITA Granulated Chocolate Drink Mix, divided
- ●1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ●1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- ●4 cups all-purpose flour
- ●2 teaspoons baking powder
- ●1 teaspoon salt
- ●3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
- ●1 1/2 cups warm water
- ●4 cups vegetable oil for frying
- ●Sparkling sugars (white, green and red), (optional)
Combine 1 tablespoon Abuelita chocolate, sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; set aside.
Sift flour, remaining 3/4 cup Abuelita chocolate, baking powder and salt into large bowl.
Blend vegetable shortening into flour mixture using your hands until well mixed with no large lumps. Add water and mix. Knead dough for 5 minutes until smooth.
Divide dough into 54 balls using a rounded tablespoon (about 1½ inches in diameter or the size of a large walnut). Cover the dough balls with a clean cloth; let rest for 20 minutes.
Roll out each ball on a lightly floured board until about 4½ to 5 inches in diameter and 1/8-inch-thick.
Heat oil in a large heavy skillet or pot to 350° F to 375° F. Deep fry buñuelos in small batches in the hot oil for 30 seconds on each side or until puffed up slightly. Remove and drain on paper towels.
Sprinkle reserved Abuelita mixture over buñuelos as soon as you remove them from the skillet. Sprinkle with sparkling sugars, if desired.