• South of the Border Doughnuts

    Buneolos, also known as mexican donuts are popular for their delicious, melt in your mouth flavor. These soft, cake like spiced doughnuts are easy to make.

    You'll Need:
    2/3 cup sugar, divided
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1/8 tsp nutmeg
    1/4 cup ( stick) butter, softened
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup milk
    * Vegetable oil for frying

    In a shallow dish, combine 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon; set aside.

    In a mixing bowl cream sugar and butter, then add eggs and vanilla, blending well. Add in 1 cup flour, the baking powder, and salt; mixing well. Add remaining flour, cinnamon and nutmeg, forming a soft dough.

    Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead gently for 1 or 2 minutes, until dough is smooth, kneading in additional flour if dough is still too sticky to handle.

    Roll out the dough to 1/2-inch thickness, flouring the surface and the rolling pin lightly, if the dough sticks. Cut dough with a 2-inch round cookie cutter.

    In a heavy pan, heat 2 inches of oil over medium heat, until hot but not burning or smoking (350 degrees F).

    Fry donuts a few at a time, not touching, turning often with tongs, until puffy and golden, 1-1/2 to 2 minutes.

    Drain on paper towels and toss in cinnamon/sugar mix while still hot.

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