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May 3, 2005 > Cinco de Mayo recipes

Cinco de Mayo recipes

Recipe for making buñuelo:
3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted twice
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon, plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 to 3 cups vegetable oil, for frying
Melted bittersweet chocolate, garnish

In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt together.
In a small bowl, beat the eggs, butter, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Add the milk and stir to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to make dough, adding more milk 1/4 teaspoon at a time if the mixture is too dry.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Shape into 20 equal balls. Cover with a kitchen cloth and let stand for 30 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and cinnamon to make the cinnamon-sugar.

In a large, deep skillet, heat 1 to 2 inches of oil to 360 degrees F.
Roll each ball out on a lightly-floured board into very thin circles, about 6-inches in diameter. Fry the dough until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
To serve, drizzle with chocolate and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Serve hot.

Recipe for Mango Salsa:
1 1/2 cups small diced mango
1 tablespoon chopped mint
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 to 2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup chopped, toasted walnuts
Mix all of the ingredients together. Let sit for 15 minutes and serve.

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