2 cups of all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1 tablespoon of sugar ½ teaspoon of salt 1 egg 1 tablespoon of butter melted and already cool About ¾ cup of warm water * 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence ** About 2 cups of vegetable oil to fry the Buñuelos Sugar to sprinkle
*Anise tea is very often used instead of plain water and vanilla lending a sweet aroma to the buñuelos. To make anise tea, place 1 ½ cup of water in a small saucepan. Bring the water to a boil, add the anise seeds and set aside to cool. Strain and use the amount needed to make a dough. ** You can also use orange liqueur or essence instead of vanilla.
– In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, 1 Tablespoon of sugar and ½ teaspoon of salt. – Form a well in the center and add the egg, melted butter and vanilla. Mix until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Slowly add the water a tablespoon at a time, mixing and kneading until you have a soft and smooth dough. This will take less than 5 minutes. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let it rest for 30 minutes.