In Mexico, these fritters are often served at Christmas. Some sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar while others prefer them with a drizzle of cinnamon syrup.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar. Cut in shortening until thoroughly combined. Make a well in center of flour mixture.

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  • In a small mixing bowl combine eggs and milk. Add to flour mixture all at once. Stir just until dough clings together.

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  • On a lightly floured surface knead dough about 2 minutes or until smooth. Divide dough into 24 equal portions; shape each portion into a ball. Cover dough and let rest for 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • In a heavy 10-inch skillet heat 3/4 inch oil to 375 degrees F. Meanwhile, on a lightly floured surface, roll each ball into a 4-inch circle.

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  • Fry 1 circle at a time in hot oil for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with sugar or Cinnamon Sugar, or drizzle with Cinnamon-Sugar Syrup. Makes 24 bunuelos.

Cinnamon Sugar (Optional):
  • In a mixing bowl stir together 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

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Cinnamon-Sugar Syrup (optional):
  • In a small saucepan combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon corn syrup, and 3 inches stick cinnamon or dash ground cinnamon. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and boil gently, without stirring, about 20 minutes or until thick. Discard cinnamon stick. Makes about 2/3 cup syrup.

Nutrition Facts

112 calories; 6 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 18 mg cholesterol; 67 mg sodium. 12 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein;

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