To me, Bunuelos is a great companion to hot chocolate. I say, they are pretty good with hot tea or coffee as well!! Bunuelos are really good and famous snack food in Colombia, which made from cheese and yucca flour. They are good when they are hot. The crispy and soft tastes when you take your first bite are heaven! They’re just like one of those cheese puffs… Hmmm…
Hubby and his family like to have bunuelos accompanied with hot chocolate drink on Christmas eve. This past Christmas, we nibbled on these while we were waiting for the tamales to be done. It was a satisfying Colombia Christmas meal for all of us!
Vegetable oil for frying
½ cup cornstarch
2 tablespoon yucca flour or tapioca starch
1 whole package of Queso fresco, finally grated (makes about 2 cups)
½ teaspoon sugar
½ tsp salt
1. Place all the ingredients, except the oil in a medium bowl and mix well using your hands until soft dough is obtained.
2. Form small balls using your hands.
3. In a deep pot, heat the vegetable oil to 300°F (Warm, not very hot). Carefully drop the balls in the warm oil. Cover the pot and after about 3 to 4 minutes, turn the heat up and fry until golden brown.
4. Remove from the oil and drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Serve.