Buñuelos: Guatemalan Comfort Foods for December

Guatemalan Desserts: Buñuelos by Rudy Girón

Guatemalan buñuelos are kind like round French toast and they are served with a lot hot syrup made from water, sugar, anís (anise), cinnamon sticks, all-spice just to name the main ingredients.

Buñuelos are one of the most popular Guatemalan comfort foods for December. If you follow the white rabbit, you can browse some of the other comfort foods found at town fairs in December; of course, some of these comfort foods are found all year round.

I especially like the sweets buñuelos and torrejas, although I don’t have a sweet tooth. However, with very the low temperatures, around 6C/43F, we’re experiencing in La Antigua Guatemala lately, even I can’t complain about having something hot and sweet to warm up.

Since Manolo was complaining about the use of the word “feast” in the article entitled Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe since he believed feast only refers to banquet or something you eat. Anyway, I explained to him that “Feast” is the word they use in English for this kind of catholic celebrations. Also, I mentioned that if you came to the atrium of Iglesia de La Merced on December 12, you would FEAST on all the wonderful Guatemalan December foods available there.

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