Buñuelos are a traditional food served to friends and family who come to pray the Novenas to the Virgin Mary during the Christmas holidays, from December 15 to 24. In many of the central departments in Colombia, we serve them with Hojaldras and Natilla. You can buy them in bakeries all around the country. These buñuelos are the original ones prepared with a yellow cornstarch called harina de maiz capio, which is an indigenous corn grown from the family of the yellow corn with large kernels and cob. You can also prepare them with Maizena or regular cornstarch. These buñuelos are so easy because you can prepare them ahead of time and serve them at room temperature. When you fry your buñuelos, they should fit loosely because they expand as they cook. This way they will turn themselves and cook evenly on all sides.
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