Buñuelos Colombianos (fried cheese balls) are one of those dishes that make Colombians unique. They are basically balls made with cheese and corn flour, they are salty and they are usually paired with sweet custard. They are very popular during the Christmas season in Colombia, but they are also eaten year round for breakfast or as a great treat for an afternoon coffee.
History of Buñuelos (from Wikipedia)
Buñuelos are first known to have been consumed among Spain's Morisco population. 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, sweet or savory. They can be round in ball shapes or disc shaped. In Latin America, buñuelos are seen as a symbol of good luck
They are easy to prepare and the ingredients are easy to find in most stores (not only Latin markets) which is not usually the norm for most Colombian recipes.
Once they are done try to eat them while they are still hot!
4/12/2017 07:45:23 am
My mother is Colombian and she used to make these cheese balls for us. I need to try to find the ingredients. I hope my kids like them.
11/20/2022 01:38:42 pm
You can't use any kind of cheese, it must be one low in humidity, otherwise the doughs are going to explode in the pan with oil (in Colombia it is quite regular between newbies).
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