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  • About 3 cups sifted flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ tablespoons lard or solid vegetable shortening
  • Water Mixture: Dissolve over heat, 2 teaspoons sugar and 2½ teaspoons cinnamon in about ¾ cups water.



  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. Add water mixture to make a dough.
  3. Make 1 inch balls out of the dough.
  4. Roll each ball into thin tortilla shape.
  5. Melt lard or vegetable shortening in a skillet.
  6. When the shortening is hot, fry the bunuelo on each side until golden brown.
  7. Drain on a paper towel.
  8. Sprinkle both sides with cinnamon sugar.