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Christmas Special: Colombian Buñuelos

December 4, 2018

Want to try out some Christmas delights? Have you heard of Colombian Buñuelos? These Buñuelos are salty fried balls of cheese and dough and are normally cooked for Christmas but they are also a favourite to snack with a nice cup of coffee.

Crunchy on the outside and soft consistency in the inside, Buñuelos can taste slightly sweet even though they are made with cheese!

What you’ll need:

2 cups of finely grated Colombian quesito (you can use fresh cheese if not available)

½ cup of Cassava Flour

¼ cup of corn-starch

3 tbsp of sugar

1 tbsp on Baking powder

1 large egg

1-2 tbsp of milk

Vegetable oil for frying.


How to cook them:

  1. Grate the cheese and place into a bowl. Add the corn starch, the cassava flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Stir until mixed together.
  2. Work the egg into the mix with your hands. Add the milk, one spoon at a time and mix until you get a smooth dough (you might not need the second spoon, depending on the moisture of the mix).
  3. Form the dough into 1 tablespoon sized balls. You should be able to make around 12 balls.
  4. Preheat the oil and start to place gently the balls into it. After 30 seconds you will notice them rotating. When they stop rotating coax them to flip over a few times until they are evenly cooked, should take about 10 to 15 minutes.

Once they are golden brown take them out of the oil and place them on a plate with paper towels to dry off and cool a little bit while you make your coffee cup to enjoy them with!