Favorite Cinco de Mayo Dinners and Treats Here are just a few of our favorite Cinco de Mayo dinners and treats from Turnips 2 Tangerines. Hopefully this list will inspire you to make one or more of these recipes and help you celebrate Cinco de …
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Cinnamon Tortilla Treats Cinnamon Tortilla Treats are fast, easy, affordable and delicious. You’ll want to get your kids and/or grandkids involved in the festivities and make this fantastic recipe to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. But you don’t have to wait until Cinco de Mayo to …
Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Buñuelos!
Buñuelos are the perfect ending to any celebration, and boy, are they good!! Buñuelos is the Spanish word for ‘fritters’, and who doesn’t like a fritter! Buñuelos are served for numerous festive occasions and celebrations, from Christmas and Thanksgiving to birthdays and baptisms. Let’s Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Buñuelos!
Word About Buñuelos
It is thought that Buñuelos originate from Spain. During the Spanish settlement of the Americas, explorers brought the Buñuelo tradition with them.
These Buñuelos, or fritter snacks are consumed throughout Latin America and are also popular in Colombia, Nicaragua, and Cuba. Said to bring good luck if eaten during the holidays, Buñuelos are extremely popular on Christmas among the Mexican/Hispanic community.
Although the ingredients vary slightly throughout the different regions each recipe made according to local tastes and customs. Many countries add anise tea to the dough others sprinkle them with sugar or a cinnamon-sugar mixture. Some regions drizzle Buñuelos with honey, jam or cream, while others make a syrup called, piloncillo syrup.
What is Piloncillo?
Pronounced: pee-lon-SEE-yoh. Piloncillo is made from pure, unrefined sugar that is pressed into a cone shape. It tastes very similar to brown sugar with the added hint of molasses flavor. Its name means “little pylon” because of it’s shape. The smaller cones are usually around 1 ounce and the large cones are around 8 ounces. They come in light, “blanco” and dark “oscura” If you don’t have piloncillo on hand you can substitute 1 cup of dark brown sugar and 1 tablespoon molasses for each 8 to 9 oz cone.