Sweet dough formed into round shapes and deep fried in oil until crisp. This type of fried pastry is known as Mexican buñuelos and they are popular all over Mexico.
- Mix flour, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl. Beat eggs and milk together in another bowl.
- Add milk and egg mix to the flour one, stir in the oil and mix well.
- Add warm water and mix until the dough can be handed easily.
- Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
- Divide dough into 24 pieces and shape each of them into a ball.
- Flatten dough balls, cover with a cloth and let them rest 20 minutes.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out each flattened ball into a circle 6-7 inches in diameter. Let them stand 5 minutes.
- Heat oil in a deep frying pan to 360º F.
- Combine sugar and ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Stretch a pastry a little more by hand and fry until the underside is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
- Turn and fry the other side until golden and crisp. Remove the fried pastry from the pan and drain on a paper towel. Place it on a serving dish.
- Fry the rest of the pastries in the same way.
- Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over the warm pastries.
If the dough is dry, add a little more warm water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
Flatten the dough balls with your hands first. Then roll them to shape into circles with a rolling pin. Then stretch the dough once more with our hands just before frying.
An electric frying pan makes the task easier.