Buñuelos with spiced guava syrup

Buñuelos with spiced guava syrup

Buñuelos occur in many different forms all over Spain and Latin America and traditionally the flat ones were shaped over your knee. These days they arrive at the stands ready-fried. When you order, they’re crushed into a bowl and hot cinnamon and guava-flavoured syrup is poured over the top.


For the buñuelos

For the guava or mango syrup

  • 300g/10½oz light brown soft sugar
  • 8cm/3¼in cinnamon stick
  • 2 strips orange peel
  • 1 star anise
  • 4 allspice berries
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1 orange, juice only
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp cornflour, mixed to a paste with 1 tbsp water
  • 350g/12oz guavas, quartered, or 350g/12oz mango, peeled, stoned removed and cut into 4cm/1½in chunks