Select a "Category" tab below, or use the "Index" in the right column to search by ingredient.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
1 cup water
1/2 t anise seed
1/4 t salt
1/8 t baking soda
1 1/4 cup sifted flour
Oil for frying
2 to 3 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 cinnamon stick
In a saucepan over medium heat, mix the water, anise seed, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil, then add the baking soda and flour. Remove pan from heat and beat until flour is well mixed. Let the dough cool. Add eggs one by one, waiting until one egg has been completely mixed into the dough before adding the next. This process can be done by hand or with an electric mixer. Let the dough sit for at least one hour, covered with plastic or cloth. Once the dough has set, heat enough oil in a saucepan so that small balls will be submerged for frying. Drop spoonfuls of the dough into the hot oil. Do not crowd pan. Fry until golden brown.
Place on a paper towel to remove excess grease. In a small pot bring sugar, water, and cinnamon stick to a boil, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add vanilla, liquor, or other flavors to taste. Serve with syrup and enjoy!
Makes 15-20 buñuelos.
Originally posted 3/09/08
This is an absolutely delicious Costa Rican staple that used to be served at every evening meal. Now it is served anytime. You will find i...
When I first lived in Costa Rica almost 40 years ago every home and restaurant used a "Chorreador de Café" to make the best tastin...
(español, ver mas abajo) Costa Rican Chorreadas are quick and easy to make, especially if you have lots of fresh corn on hand. There are ...
"Bizcochos" or "Rosquillas de Queso", a traditional Costa Rica snack food, are corn meal cheese rings. Usually, bizcoch...
This week we tried something we'd never done before, we brined a fresh ham and cooked it outdoors, in our wood fired stone oven. All I ...
John has really enjoyed "platano maduro" and the many ways it can be served. This simple recipe has become one of his favorites f...
Many years ago I was served “Pumpkin Soup” while on vacation in Jamaica. I have never forgotten the wonderful party in my mouth with the i...
Ingredients: 2 ripe plantains (platano maduro) Note: The skin will be almost black. 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 cup milk 2 tables...
Once you make English muffins at home, you'll never want store-bought again. We find these English muffins are better than the store-b...
Every now and then I miss some of the great Tex-Mex food we enjoyed in Houston. Finding canned enchilada sauce here in Costa Rica has p...