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Cassava and Cheese Buñuelos

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

1/2
cup fresh curd or white fresco cheese, not too salty
2
cups grated and slightly dewatered cassava
2
eggs
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon baking powder
4
cups vegetable cooking oil

Syrup:

1
cup water
1
cup brown sugar
1
cinnamon stick
1/8
teaspoon lemon juice

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

To grate the cassava, you should first wash it thoroughly and peel the shell carefully. Grate it using the finest part of the grater. Gently press down with your hands to remove excess water, but it shouldn’t be dry.

Buñuelos are one of the most traditional sweets in many Latin American countries. There are many variations, but the ones with cassava and cheese are delicious and take just minutes to make.

Lemon juice is added to the honey to prevent sugar crystallization while cooking.

Curd can be replaced with other types of fresh or dry cheese, which are not too salty.

Buñuelos are the size of a walnut and are best served freshly made. Once you reheat them, they lose their delicious texture.

Directions

  • 1 Grate or shred the curd, combine in bowl with grated cassava; add eggs, salt and baking powder. Mix until you have a homogeneous paste.
  • 2 In a frying pan, heat the oil over medium high heat. Use a spoon to drop by portions the cassava paste into oil, be careful. Fry buñuelos until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside. The inside should be cooked, but creamy.
  • 3 Serve with the previously prepared syrup at room temperature.
  • 4 Syrup: Combine all ingredients in small pot. Boil until it has a nice golden color and a somewhat dense texture. Let it cool before serving with the buñuelos.

Buñuelos are one of the most traditional sweets in many Latin American countries. There are many variations, but the ones with cassava and cheese are delicious and take just minutes to make.

Rate and Comment

Morena Cuadra Morena Cuadra
September 11, 2015

Buñuelos are one of the most traditional sweets in many Latin American countries. There are many variations, but the ones with cassava and cheese are delicious and take just minutes to make.