Buñuelos Are Another Traditional Guatemalan Christmas Food

Buñuelos Traditional Guatemalan Christmas Food

Buñuelos are also a fried bread served with syrup. If you need it put plainly, buñuelos would be the Guatemalan equivalent of French toast.

This dessert will also set you back Q10/US$1.25 and at this pace we will be gaining about two to three pounds per week. Go hurry, hide the scale. 😉

By the way, although I have not mentioned it yet, every night as I write the daily entry I can hear the bombas (bombs) firecracker, the cohetes (firecrackers) being burnt, the church bells tolling, the canchinflines (whistle) firecracker and all kinds of unknown (to me) firecracker being burnt and creating a loud bang which I can hear as echoes through the far away streets. In additions to the smells and scents, the Christmas season in Guatemala has a soundtrack of its own.

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  • Rudy, the food pictures you post are awesome! My daughter used your blog for information when she had to make up a restaurant menu for Spanish class at school.
    Speaking of soundtracks, I ran across this ambient recording of Antigua a couple months ago. It has churchbells and firecrackers, so I thought it might be appropriate for this post: http://www.xeni.net/trek/2007/08/ambient-audio-antigua-guatemala-at.html

  • Buñuelos are gooood… but they always remind me of the other delicacy that I immediately associate with trips to La Antigua or to San Felipe de Jesús (have I told you about my father’s weird devotion to El Señor Sepultado of that neighboring town?) which are Nuegados. I have actually found something similar to Nuegados in Canada, not quite the same, but similar, in “Timbits”… particularly honey cruller Timbits.. yes they are “donut holes” but when they are glazed and well done they are the closest thing to Nuegados you can find in these latitudes.
    Enjoy the soundtrack and the smelltrack of Christmas, we are having quite the snowtrack!

  • Claudia

    Rudy you’re a tease . . .

  • O.k. so I’ll have to find a recipe for this! It sounds delicious.

  • Great composition in this photo. I love hearing about the sounds around you as you type. *sudden brainstorm* I want to focus on creating that kind of Christmas spirit for me and my family this year. Won’t be like la Antigua, granted, but you are inspiring me to try. 🙂

  • Claudia

    these can compare to zepoles.

  • Stacey

    I have a friend here at work that is from Guatemala and remembers his mom making these for him as a child. Is there any way we could get the recipe for this fried bread?

    Thank You,

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