Try this guilty pleasure pastries. You won't regret it.

Try this guilty pleasure pastries. You won’t regret it.

There are some recipes and dishes that are too good not to share – and Canela Bunuelos is certainly one of them. This traditional Mexican dessert is a symbol of good luck, but don’t worry: we won’t make you smash a dish after eating them. You see, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, it’s tradition to break a dish after eating Canela Bunuelos to appreciate the good luck charm. Fortunately, we’ve found that using Amoretti Premium Anise Syrup as your dipping sauce is an excellent substitution for this tradition!

Canela Bunuelos are actually a little tricky to master, but if you follow our recipe closely, you’ll enjoy one of the sweetest treats in the western hemisphere.

Anise Syrup

If you’re looking for a few ideas on how to use anise, try adding it to a root beer float, or mixing it with a dark spiced rum.

Canela Bunuelos Recipe

  • 3 cups of flour (sifted twice)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • Frying oil
  • Amoretti Premium Anise Syrup

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, you’ll want to combine the sugar, eggs, and butter. Stir in the milk. Once these wet ingredients are evenly mixed together, add the mixture to the flour, stirring consistently. If the dough is too dry, feel free to add several more drops of milk.

Once the dough is mixed evenly and very smooth, divide it into 20 pieces. Allow the dough balls to stand for half an hour at room temperature.

As the balls are sitting, add oil to a one-inch deep skillet and bring to 360 degrees. Fry the Canela Bunuelos until they’re golden brown and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar while they’re still warm and fresh from the fryer. Drizzle with Amoretti Premium Anise Syrup, or feel free to use it as a dipping sauce instead.

The use of Amoretti as a potential dipping sauce showcases the wide uses for flavored syrup. Anise is one of many hard to find beverage syrups, but Amoretti delivers it with a recipe made with the finest ingredients available without artificial flavors. The use of hard to find beverage syrups as a dipping sauce makes the recipe all the more exotic and unique. You’ll enjoy the sweet flavors with the infusion of subtle culture. With so many uses for flavored syrup from Amoretti, it’s never been easier to spice up your life!

Have you used anise syrup in any of your beverages or recipes lately? If so, we’d love to hear how you incorporated this flavor into your life on the official Amoretti Facebook Page!

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