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Bunuelos Cinnamon & sugar topped chracters

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Bunuelos Cinnamon & sugar topped chracters
This is a mexican recipe that is fast to make and easy and delicious. We make two batches and have some with only sugar and some with sugar and cinnamon because a few do not like the cinnamon taste.


2 large eggs
4 cups tortilla mix (homemade or ready mix)
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup carnation evaporated milk
1/4 cup melted margarine
grease for frying
granulated sugar and cinnamon mixture
powdered or granulated sugar for those whole do not like the cinnamon


Mix the eggs (beaten first),granulated sugar and carnation milk together, add the melted butter and stir until well blended, slowly adding the flour into the liquid mixture until all mixed together. Knead the dough about 5 minutes until it feels soft and stretchable. Form a dough ball and then pinch the ball until you get about 24-36 smaller balls if you want to just put them in the oil and fry. But we like to roll out half the dough ball and use cookie cutters to make all kinds of characters and designs for the fun of it. The grand kids like to help do this part. Turn on your pan of grease and heat it up, once hot drop a piece into it to see how fast it cooks. It should be browned quickly. Take out and put on a paper towel to drain. DO NOT LET KIDS DO THE FRYING as they can get burned. Once you have the bunuelos cooked and drained then put them into the sugar mixture and dip them around in it to give them a coating of which ever one you desire. We do all three, Maybe we will even try chocolate on them next time, not traditional but it just might be a good surprize for the kids...They can be served hot or at room temperature. Around our house they don't last that long. In fact I made some yesterday and one of the grandson had to wait for his till after his supper and when he went to get his they were gone, so he began to cry because he had eaten all his supper so he could have the bunuelos so I said come on into the kitchen and we will make another batch, he got to pick what kind he wanted, race cars, people cut outs and airplanes too. Now the others wanted to cry because he was the special one at that moment. We did share with them even though one of them ate his up from the first batch.