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Buñuelo

Buñuelo
Round Colombian buñuelos
Alternative names Bimuelo, birmuelo, bermuelo, burmuelo, bonuelo
Type Doughnut
Place of origin Spain
Cookbook: Buñuelo 

A buñuelo (Spanish: ) (alternatively called bimuelo, birmuelo, bermuelo, burmuelo, or bonuelo; Catalan: bunyol, IPA: ) is a fried dough ball. It is a popular snack in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Uruguay, Spain, Greece, Turkey and Morocco, and is a tradition at Christmas, Ramadan, and among Sephardic Jews at Hanukkah. It will usually have a filling or a topping. It is also an "essential dish" in Mexican cuisine,[1][2] often served with a syrup made with piloncillo.[3]

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.[4]

Regional adaptations

Home-made Colombian Buñuelos

There are references to buñuelos in Majorca, Catalonia or Valencia; there are also buñuelos in Turkey, India, Puerto Rico, and Cuba; buñuelos in Russia. Jews in Turkey make buñuelos with matzo meal and eat them during Passover. They are also popular during Hanukkah.

In many Latin American countries, this particular dish can also be made with flour tortillas, and covered in sugar and/or cinnamon.

See also

References

  1. ^ Maria Herrera-Sobek (2012). Celebrating Latino Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions. ABC-CLIO. pp. 176–178.  
  2. ^ Arlyn Hackett Quick buñuelos an easy treat for holidays Slice of History December 15, 2004 San Diego Tribune
  3. ^ Grodinsky, Peggy (6 September 2006). "Pump up the flavor with piloncillo".  
  4. ^ Herrera, Jennifer. "Buñuelos: Tasty dessert symbolic of good luck". http://www.mysanantonio.com/. Hearst Newspapers, LLC. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 


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