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Buñuelos (Fried Dough Balls)

These sugary Columbian treats are bound to be a crowd-pleaser for the holidays. Buñuelos are soft, doughy, and perfectly sweet. Read below to follow along with the recipe & don’t forget to upload a picture and tag @NevadaMilk when you try this tasty treat out for yourself!

Fried Sugar Dough Balls

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Sift the flour.
  • Mix all the liquid ingredients and then gradually incorporate the sifted flour. We recommend mixing it with your hands until the dough has a soft consistency.
  • Form small balls from the mix using your hands.
  • In a deep pot, heat the vegetable oil to 300°F and carefully drop the balls in the warm oil.
  • Monitor the temperature of the oil, since the ideal is that the fritters are browned before burning.
  • Remove from oil and drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Your buñuelos are ready to eat. Enjoy!

Buñuelos (Spanish)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes


  • 250 g de harina (3/4 tazas)
  • 2 huevos
  • 1/2 taza de leche entera
  • 3 cucharadas de azúcar
  • 1 cucharada de esencia de vainilla
  • Aceite vegetal para freir


  • Tamiza la harina y sepárala.
  • Mezcla todos los ingredientes liquidos y luego incorpora poco a poco la harina ya tamizada. Lo ideal es mezclar con las manos hasta que la masa este homogénea.
  • Separa un poco de masa y dale forma redonda los buñuelos.
  • En una olla profunda, calentamos suficiente aceite a 300°F (o 150°C) para freir los buñuelos.
  • Vigila la temperatura del aciete, ya que lo ideal es que los buñuelos se doren antes de quemarse.
  • Retira los buñuelos sobre papel absorbente para eliminar exceso de aceite y cubrelos con azúcar.
  • ¡Tus buñuelos están listos para disfrutar!