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Mom’s Bunuelos

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2 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon anise seeds, crushed
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 egg, slightly beaten
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
Vegetable oil for deep frying
2/3 cups honey
¼ cup butter, softened

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, anise seed, and lemon rind in a large bowl.

Stir in egg, melted butter, and just enough milk to make the dough hold together.

Turn out on lightly floured surface and knead 3 to 5 minutes or just until dough becomes smooth.

Let rest for 10 minutes.

Divide dough into 32 equal-sized pieces.

Roll each on a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin into 5-inch circles (edges will be irregular).

Keep between pieces of wax paper until all have been rolled out.

Heat approximately 1 inch of oil in a heavy skillet to 375 degrees on a deep-fat frying thermometer.

Fry rounds a few at a time, about 30 seconds on each side. (Bunuelos will puff when frying.)

Drain on paper towels.

Heat honey and softened butter in a medium saucepan until mixture bubbles for one minute.

Cool slightly.

With a spoon, drizzle honey butter mixture over each Bunuelo; let set.

After Bunuelos are deep fried, they can be stored between clean paper towels in a metal tin, or frozen in single layers on a jelly roll pan. To serve thawed Bunuelos place on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan in a 325 degree oven for 1 minute, then glaze with the honey butter.

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A childhood favorite! Just the sound of them sizzling in the oil is enough to make my mouth water. I can almost taste them now, writting this recipe down...

You can also sprinkle powdered sugar on top instead of the honey butter, but the honey butter is sooo good!

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