Mom’s Bunuelos
  • Servings: 32
  • 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
  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, anise seed, and lemon rind in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in egg, melted butter, and just enough milk to make the dough hold together.
  3. Turn out on lightly floured surface and knead 3 to 5 minutes or just until dough becomes smooth.
  4. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Divide dough into 32 equal-sized pieces.
  6. Roll each on a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin into 5-inch circles (edges will be irregular).
  7. Keep between pieces of wax paper until all have been rolled out.
  8. Heat approximately 1 inch of oil in a heavy skillet to 375 degrees on a deep-fat frying thermometer.
  9. Fry rounds a few at a time, about 30 seconds on each side. (Bunuelos will puff when frying.)
  10. Drain on paper towels.
  11. Heat honey and softened butter in a medium saucepan until mixture bubbles for one minute.
  12. Cool slightly.
  13. With a spoon, drizzle honey butter mixture over each Bunuelo; let set.
  14. 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.
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!