Posada Element #4: Buñuelos
Buñuelos are the quintessential posada party dessert. They can be round, crispy sheets of deep-fried dough or airy, snowflake-shaped fritters. (The latter calls for a special metal buñuelo mold.) In all cases, they’re rolled in sugar or drizzled with a cinnamon sugar syrup. Using a buñuelo mold can be tricky, but you can make a simple buñuelo version at home by frying flour tortillas and rolling them in cinnamon and sugar. Or try out Muy Bueno Cookbook’s recipe that calls for making the dough from scratch. Some Latino neighborhoods also have buñuelos for sale around Christmas time, often outside Catholic churches.