Once in awhile, it’s fun to indulge, and two of the traditional Christmas foods of Colombia qualify: natilla (a pudding) and buñuelo. See the the recipe for natilla next Monday.
Oil for frying
¾ cup cornstarch
¼ cup yucca flour or tapioca starch
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
½ cup finely grated Queso fresco or fresh farmer cheese
¼ tsp baking powder
2 TBSP sugar
1 TBSP milk
Heat oil to 300°F.
Using your hands, mix all ingredients except oil until it becomes a soft dough.
Form small balls and fry, covered, about 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the heat up and fry until golden brown.
Drain on a plate lined with paper towels and serve.
Some Spanish and Mexican buñuelos are sweet, akin to beignets.