Buñuelos for New Year’s Eve

Want to wish you a new year full, “llenísimo de lo bueno que nos da dios,” of health, love and safe surround.  I awoke early and made these buñuelos, remembering my younger days with amá, apá and all my brother and sisters.

buñuelosmlThese are as party nice today as they were then when I was a child.  I cut and shape mine just like mom did.

First make flour tortillas but add 1 teaspoon sugar per cup of flour.

Then roll the tortillas on a cutting board and slice them into 2″ wide strips.

In the middle of each strip, cut a slit lengthwise with a knife , leaving 1 inch on each end uncut.

In a deep skillet, heat peanut oil to very hot, shimmering, 350 F.

Take each strip and fold it through the slit, twisting as in the pic.  Deep fry it, turning so that both sides turn golden.  This will take about 2 minutes.

Place on paper towels and sprinkle with generous dashes of cinnamon and sugar. The cinnamon mixture should be 1/2 tsp cinnamon for every 3 tsp sugar.

Enjoy and have a happy new year!  ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

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