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Topic: ~Cuban Bu˝uelos~  (Read 1962 times)
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« on: December 29, 2010 10:22:16 AM »

Cuban Bu˝uelos are made of Yuca and Malanga.
Yuca or Cassava (Manihot esculenta) & Malanga (Xanthosoma) are roots vegetables.
Bu˝uelos are a traditional dessert for Nochebuena (Christmas Eve dinner)

For the Bu˝uelos

1 lbs of yuca (cassava)
1 lbs of malanga
1 teaspoon salt
2 egg
1 cup flour sifted
1 teaspoon salt
1 Ż teaspoons of ground anise
Vegetable oil for frying

For the Syrup

3 cups of water
2 Ż cups of sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 lime peel
╝ cup of star anise

Bring water to boil.
Peel the yuca and malanga and place in boiling water; add salt.
Reduce heat to medium and cook until soft, but not too mushy.
Drain and dry with paper towels.
Let cool.
Remove the woody center of the yuca.
Grind the roots vegetables (yuca & malanga) very fine.
Add the eggs & ground anise with the vegetable pure
Mix the dough by hand and slowly add flour until the mix no longer sticks to the hands.
-Very important to use the least amount possible of flour, because too much flour will turn hard bu˝uelos- To avoid using too much flour the trick is to follow step 3 & 4 carefully-
Roll the dough into a thin tube. Take about 10 inches of the tube and make a figure eight (Cool or infinity symbol.
Deep-fry the bu˝uelos in hot oil until golden brown.
Serve warm with anise syrup.

 Anise Syrup

In medium saucepan, bring water, sugar, star anise, cinnamon stick and lime peel to low boil, stirring frequently.
Simmer until mixture has reduced to a honey-like consistency.

This year I make a lot of bu˝uelos, so I can give them to family as Christmas gifts to take home.


« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010 10:36:07 AM »

These look amazing.
I love yucca but have not had it in forever (since the last time i was in Cuba about 8 years ago).  Sad I have never tried Bu˝uelos but i may have to try making them. thanks for the tutorial.

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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010 04:08:36 PM »

This is something new to me.  Deep-fried cassava.  I have only tasted cassava cakes which I liked. 

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