Sunday, January 6, 2013

Mi Tierra Bunuelos

(Pictured above, second row, they are  a crispy cinnamon sugar cookie)

One of our favorite places to go for the day, El Mercado in downtown San Antonio had the kind of shops you'd find in Mexico. Beautiful handmade jewelry, clothing and purses and best of all Mi Tierra Restaurant and Bakery with their amazing pastries and confections!
Texas Bunuelos ~shared by Mary Rosales of Mi Tierra Bakery in San Antonio
4 c. flour
1 T. white vinegar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
3 T. shortening
1/2 c. orange juice
warm water
oil for frying
sugar and cinnamon
Combine flour, vinegar, baking powder, egg, shortening, and orange juice. Add water to make a dough. Slice chunks of dough and roll very thin into the desired disk size. In a skillet large enough to hold the rolled disks of dough without bending, heat oil. Drop disks, one at a time, into the hot oil and fry until crisp. Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.


  1. Everything looks good! What is the item on the bottom that looks like a roll covered in nuts?

    1. They are called a "Ricardo," exclusive to Mi Tierra, it's a sweet bread named after it's creator Ricardo Montalvo who has worked there 44 years! It's a creme-filled bun topped with a caramel glaze and lots of pecans!

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  2. That looks like a dangerous place to be. So many yummy things and they never close!!! I could eat the treats 24 hours a day they look so good.

    1. We lived just outside San Antonio for 5 years and went into the city almost every weekend to sightsee. Never tired of the city or the great places to EAT! I'd get a bag of treats when we were there, I loved the polvorones (cinnamon shortbread), the coconut slice (pink, green and white coconut confection) and the pecan pralines that were caramel gooey bites of Heaven!


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