Chef’s Corner

Noemi Pacheco, Staff Writer

My name is Noemi Pacheco. I’m a student at Los Fresnos United and I enjoy cooking whether it’s desserts or meals. I will be showing all types of recipes, especially Mexican cuisine because it has played a big role in my life. Today I will be showing you how to make some scrumptious Buñuelos. Buñuelos are fried dough fritters that can be paired with hot chocolate on a winter day.



1 cup warm water

1 teaspoon of baking powder

150 grams of vegetable or pork lard

1 pinch of salt

500 grams of flour

Oil for frying 

Granulated sugar and ground cinnamon

Tip: you can use premade flour tortillas; make sure your oil reaches 350 Fahrenheit before putting your dough/tortilla in

(if using premade tortillas, skip all the way to step 9 )

  1. Mix all your dry ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Slowly incorporate your warm water to you dry mixture 
  3. Your dough should be semi ready by this time ,your going to add the lard and mix
  4. Now that it has been  mixed knead the dough  for 8-10 minutes 
  5. Once kneaded let rest for 30 minutes in a bowl with a towel over it
  6. While the dough is resting start warming up your oil and prepare your cinnamon sugar coating
  7. For the coating you just need to mix sugar and ground cinnamon
  8. After the resting period make balls out of the dough and roll them out to be an 8-10 inch circle.
  9. Put in oil and with metal tongs submerge the dough under the oil to reduce air pockets forming
  10. Once it looks golden brown and crispy put it on a paper towel
  11. Make sure that right away you sprinkle you sugar coating so it sticks to the bunuelo
  12. Lastly all you have left is to whip up a hot chocolate and enjoy it with your loved ones.