Whenever I prepare these pumpkin buñuelitos, I'm transported back to my childhood. In those days there was a plot of land alongside my house owned by titi Paulita, as she was known in my neighborhood. She was the one who taught me this recipe, as I showed an early interest in cooking-I would often accompany her in washing and peeling the day's vegetables.
Later on as an adult, preparing buñuelitos with Paulita I mustered up the courage to ask for her secret recipe. This same recipe can be prepared in a tortilla-like shape (instead of the round type,) but are called barriguitas de vieja or pumpkin fritters.
I hope you have a chance to prepare this wonderful treat with your own family; if you haven't started a family recipe book yet, take advantage of the moment to start one now- this is a precious gift that your children will come to cherish as they grow up.
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