Tuesday, October 3, 2006

I'm not Pregnant.

I had the most unbelievable of cravings tonight after dinner. It was for a dessert I had not enjoyed in 6 months, and more like 6 years before that. I first learned of this dessert in elementary, when a student brought some for the class one Friday morning. You see, I'm from Brownsville, TX, right on the border of Mexico, and this is fantastically unique Mexican Dessert. It goes by a couple of different names and with varied toppings depending on who you talk to or what Mexican restaraunt you eat at. I was taught to call it a BUNUELO. You might commonly refer to it as a SOPAPILLA.

It's essentially a fried tortilla sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar, a dab of powdered sugar, and then topped with Hershey's Chocolate or Honey. For an added kick, add some whip cream and strawberries. They're fantastic, they're sweet, easy to make, and they hit all the right notes. Amazingly enough, we had all the ingredients already. In my house, you'll always find a package of tortillas. Give it a shot if you have the stuff at home. Toss some oil in a pan, heat it up, toss in the tortilla, fry on both sides a minute or two, dabble off the oil, and add your toppings, dry stuff first.

10 comments:

Joe said...

Wow, Jason. Bunuelos sound great right now. Last week I had a valley friend up and he made Terri and I a botan. Unfortunately Terri and I have started to diet for the wedding, so all that great mexican food is out. But it is good to see Ian is getting exposed to it early.

Luis said...

Actually, a bunelo is similar to a sopapilla, but it's in the shape of a stick or rod. Basically it's twisted around. The ingredients for a sopapilla are similar to a flour tortilla, just add more crisco (alot more). It's funny that you mentioned sopapilla and bunnelo. I had each this past weekend. One at Ninfa's and the other at a mexican flea market. Welcome to fat life my old friend. From now on you'll be eating a ton of fat.

minus five said...

sopapillas... now that's some good stuff right there. thanks for bringing it up since i can't get any up in ny and i don't cook so making my own is out of the question.

Jason said...

Yeah, I know it's not exactly that, it's just how I remember being taught what a Bunuelo was.

Minus, you could totally make one of these.

Liza said...

i thought the stick-like fried twisty thing was a churro.

Luis said...

Oh man... That's right. CHURRO !! Sorry. my bad. I was thinking churro but I kep writing bunelo. thanks.

Jason said...

yes, Churro, now I haven't even seen one of those in quite a while. Probably the last time I went to a Charro Days Parade. I never thought the mere mention of a Bunuelo would create so much activity on my Blog. Thanks for reading and commenting everyone!

liza g said...

talking about bunuelos is like talking about El Patp--or Charro Days. you know, nobody else seems to know WHAT the heck Charro Days is--my whole life I was under the impression that EVERYone just celebrated Charro Days--then you bring it up in a conversation and people start laughing AT you instead of WITH you.

It's all very painful.

But bunuelos are great!

Liza g said...

el pato --oops

Anonymous said...

OOOOhhhh, El Pato sounds great!!!