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Thermomix Colombian Christmas Buñuelos

  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Active time 15 mintues
  • Total time 15 minutes
  • Servings 16 portions
  • 120g/4ozs tapioca flour
  • 180g/6ozs grated mozzarella cheese or a mix of mozzarella and feta
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 40g/1.4 ozs butter, melted
  • 1 litre oil for deep frying
  • Icing or powdered sugar to dust

    Preparation

    1. Place the tapioca flour, mozzarella cheese, sugar, baking powder, salt, egg and melted butter in the Thermomix and set to 15 sec/speed 5. Scrape down the sides and then set on knead for 1 min/until you get a dough. It should be shiny and not sticky. Roll out into a log and cut into 16 pieces and roll into balls.
    2. Heat 1 litre of oil in a heavy bottomed pot and let it reach 140C-150C/284F-320F. Do not heat to 180C/350F which is the normal temperature for cooking donuts . Add in half of the dough balls and then immediately gently sweep under the bottoms of the donuts with a slotted spoon so that the bottoms don't catch on the pan. Cook for 10 minutes. Often the Buñuelos turn themselves in the oil but you may need to turn some yourself using the spoon or tongs. Serve with icing sugar.

     

    Tips & Tricks

    Tapioca flour can be found at some supermarkets and is available at Asian and South American food stores

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