Colombians, as any other culture, await Christmas for the delicious treats that it brings every year. It’s best to enjoy it with a traditional Colombian dish — “buñuelos,” or in other words, round, fried cheesy, doughy little balls.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20-25 minutes
Total time: 30-35 minutes
Makes approx. 12-14 buñuelos.
- 1½ cups grated queso fresco
- ½ cup of grated feta cheese
- 1 cup of cornstarch
- ½ cup of tapioca starch (cassava, tapioca, mandioca starch)
- ¼ cup of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tbsp. of butter
- ⅛ tsp of baking powder
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Mix the first eight ingredients until it’s homogenous, but if you find that it is too dry, add one tablespoon of warm milk until you get the right consistency.
- Add the baking powder and mix.
- Shape the mass into small balls, about an inch in diameter.
- Heat up the oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 325°F and add a few buñuelos at a time, leaving space for them to move around.
- Let them fry for about 20 to 25 minutes or until they’re golden brown.
- Drain with paper towels to get the oil out, serve hot, and enjoy!