Buñuelos – Colombian fritters

Buñuelos are fritters of a mainly Spanish origin. They are a popular snack in many Latin American countries, the Philippines, and in some of them they are traditionally eaten at Christmas. They typically consist of a simple, wheat-based yeast dough, often flavored with anise, that is thinly rolled, cut or shaped into individual pieces, then fried and finished off with a sweet topping. Buñuelos may be filled with a variety of things, ranging from cheese to yams. One might also know them by their French name, beignets.

In Colombia they are not sweet and are made with a small curd white cheese and formed into doughy balls then fried golden brown. It is a traditional Christmas dish, served along with natillas (a custard-like pudding).

For where to find the best buñuelos in Bogotá, Global Voices did a write up on the subject, but the (few) actual locations are listed here (in SP). Here is a written recipe for both buñuelos and natillas.

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3 thoughts on “Buñuelos – Colombian fritters

  1. I love colombian bunuelos. there really is nothing like it. when i was in fusagasuga with a friend we went to the coffee house at least three or four times a weeks to have a coffee and bunuelo. i’ve missed them so much.

  2. Pingback: buñuelos live on – a family tradition |

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