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Bunuelos de Navidad
(Christmas Sweet Fritters - Mexico)


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pound flour
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons anisette
  • 9 ounces lard
  • 9 ounces piloncillo


  1. Boil one tablespoon anisette in a cup of water and leave to cool.
  2. Mix and sift the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Mix in the eggs, the yolk and the anisette in water, as required, and knead until the dough stiffens.
  4. Form into small balls and roll out on a floured board until very thin. Continue flattening by hand on a napkin and place on a floured table.
  5. Heat the lard.
  6. Fry one by one in the lard.
  7. Heat the piloncillo in one cup of water with the remaining tablespoon of anisette. This mixture will thicken to a light syrup. remove from heat and strain.
  8. Serve the fritters, broken into pieces, in bowls and pour the syrup over them.

Yield: 10 servings