Buñuelos, prestiños or tortas fritas. In my home, it’s hard for us to agree on the name of this fried dough made of wheat flour, and then bathed in piloncillo (raw sugar) syrup or regular sugar with cinnamon.
Prestiños or Mexican buñuelos – by the way, I should point out that they vary depending on the state where they are prepared - are an easy-to-make antojito, perfect to prepare with the family during the holiday season.
My kids are already teenagers and, when I make buñuelos at home, they help me knead the dough and then bathe them in the syrup or sugar mixture. The frying ends up turning into a pleasant evening with the family, though it takes me longer to fry the buñuelos than what it takes the kids to devour them. The nice thing is to cook as a family!
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