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Colombian Buñuelos

This is a very traditional snack in Colombia during the holidays. You will know if you’ve mastered it when you are able to fry the Buñuelos and they turn out perfectly round. If they turn out funny looking you most likely need to adjust the frying oil temperature.


  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup shredded cheese — 1 ½ cups of Mozarella or ¾ cup feta cheese + ¼ cup queso fresco or just combine the three…
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature>
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 cups vegetable oil, for frying


  • In a big mixing bowl, add cassava flour, cornstarch, cheese, sugar, salt, baking powder, butter and egg. Mix with the tip of your fingers.
  • Bring the dough together with milk. The dough has a playdough texture.
  • In a medium pan, heat oil on low or keep between 320 – 340 F.
  • Divide the dough and roll the dough into balls.
  • Fry 3 to 4 buñuelos at a time, for 5 minutes.
  • Place them on a paper towel. Serve immediately for them to be as tasty as possible.