Colombian Buñuelos

Colombian Buñuelos

Dough that is fried, then covered in sugar and cinnamon—what’s not to love? Try this easy recipe for crispy Colombian buñuelos, a holiday treat.
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  • Serves: 20 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Make the topping by combining sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish.
  3. Step 3

    Sift together the flour and baking powder.
  4. Step 4

    In a separate bowl, cream the sugar and the oil or butter until smooth. Add the egg, milk, and masa harina.
  5. Step 5

    Gradually add the flour, mixing well after each addition, until a dough forms.
  6. Step 6

    Roll the dough into meatball-sized spheres, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. You can leave them round, or flatten them into cakes.
  7. Step 7

    Heat vegetable oil in a medium-sized saucepan until hot. Fry dough balls or cakes until golden brown, about 6 or 7 minutes, turning to brown all over.
  8. Step 8

    Remove balls to the paper towel-covered plate to drain.
  9. Step 9

    Using tongs, place each buñuelo onto the plate with the sugar and cinnamon mixture and shake until well coated, turning the piece over if necessary.
  10. Step 10

    Serve your delicious buñuelos warm, with atole or hot chocolate, if you like.