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Strawberry Bunuelos

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Total time: 25 minutes | Serves 8
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups oil, for deep frying
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 pints strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/2 cup strawberry liqueur with tequila

Step 1Using a 4- or 5-inch round cookie cutter, biscuit cutter or round pattern, cut rounds from each tortilla.

Step 2Heat oil in large skillet until hot, about 350 degrees. Fry tortilla circles until brown on both sides, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Step 3Mix sugar and cinnamon. Coat tortillas evenly with sugar mixture.

Step 4For each serving, place 1 fried tortilla on plate. Arrange some strawberries on tortilla and add some whipped cream. Drizzle 1 tablespoon liqueur over berries. (Variation is to top first tortilla, strawberries and whipped cream with another tortilla and more strawberries and whipped cream).

Note: Tequila Rose is a brand of strawberry liqueur with tequila and can be found in well-stocked liquor stores.
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