Buñuelos de Año Nuevo

Monday, December 31, 2007 at 6:42 PM
When I was a little girl the family always gathered together to welcome in the New Year. There was music, food, drink and much laughter. My abuelita (grandmother) would often make buñuelos for that special evening. I never learned how to make them but they have always been a warm memory of my abuelita.
Tonight we are gathering at my home. Just a few of us who are left from what once was a big family. They will soon be here and I am surprising them with my buñuelos! I am happy to say that I couldn't resist and had to try one out and they are just yummy!!!
Buñuelos de Año Nuevo 6
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To prepare:
about 1½ dozen uncooked flour tortillas.
   note: I bought them pre-made but uncooked at Cosco.  For a history and recipe to make flour tortillas go to:  Wikipedia, Tortillas
Next I heated about an inch deep of canola oil till very hot then fried each tortilla till golden on both sides; draining in large paper towel covered pan.
While still warm you can sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the buñuelo and enjoy or you can prepare a 'meil' (syrup) from  about 3 cups of water,  2 piloncillos,  4 cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and slices from one orange ( I used a blood orange from my tree).  
Bring water and rest of ingredients to a boil, reduce heat and simmer stirring constantly till mixture thickens into a thin syrup.  
  If eating with the syrup do not sprinkle with cinnamon sugar but instead breakup the buñuelo into a bowl and ladle the warm syrup over the flakey buñuelo.

after note:  They were a big hit bringing back memories for my sister and I from when our abuelita made them for us when we were little girls!

Wishing all of you a great year full of creativity and good cheer!


  1. bec Says:

    What lucious photos and memories! I'll return later for the recipe...Happy New Year!

  2. Quilt Knit Says:

    I am so hungry! Must have the recipe as soon as you can post. Have a wonderful celebration with your family.

  3. ksklein Says:

    wow. they look delicious. i´m interested in the recipe too, though i avoid every recipe which needs a rolling pin. ;)
    what are these by the way and what is the sauce that goes with it?

    happy new year!

  4. Yum!
    Marta, I hope you had a great celebration, and I know you will have a wonderful 2008. Let's hope we'll meet again somewhere this year...

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  6. Anonymous Says:

    Why am I so hungry all the time? I can just look at food and I'm off to search for food...this looks wonderful!

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