The fritters of all saints are one of the typical and traditional sweets that never fail at Carnival, Easter and, especially, on All Saints' Day. These little balls, filled or unfilled, are one of the great classics of confectionery thanks to their flavour. 

Take note of this recipe to make homemade wind fritters, in Verde Divino we tell you how to prepare them in less than half an hour and they will be ready in less than half an hour. They will be really fluffy!

Ingredients for All Saints' Day fritters

Take note of the ingredients needed to make buñuelos de viento to have them ready and enjoy a delicious sweet treat. These quantities are perfect for four people.

  • 200 millilitres of water
  • 150 millilitres of milk
  • 50 grams of butter
  • 150 grams of wheat flour
  • 2 glasses of extra virgin olive oil for frying
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 grams of yeast
  • 2 tablespoons aniseed (optional)
  • Icing sugar and cinnamon to taste for decorating the fritters

Bonus tip: Many homemade fritter recipes use sunflower oil, but numerous scientific evidence confirms that sunflower oil is the best oil for fritters. best to use extra virgin olive oil for fryingIt is healthier and more resistant to high temperatures without losing its antioxidants.

How to make wind fritters

  1. Add milk, water, butter in a saucepan. And, if you want, you can add the aniseed in a saucepan. Stir until the mixture comes to the boil. You can substitute butter for butter in the more traditional fritter recipes.
  1. Add the flour together with the yeast and salt. Stir well with a spoon until the dough comes away from the sides of the pan and is smooth.
  1. Remove the pan from the heat and leave to stand for 10 minutes. Add the eggs and mix until all the ingredients are well integrated. If you think it is necessary, you can add one more egg, as the dough does not have to be too light for the fritters to be fluffy.
  1. Add a good splash of a carafe of extra virgin olive oil in the frying pan. Place it on the heat and while it heats up, start forming the dough into small balls. The ideal size is that you can fit them in your mouth in one bite.
  2. When the olive oil is hot, fry the wind fritters. Make sure they are well cooked on both sides and remove them from the heat when they are golden brown. 
  1. Place them on a plate with absorbent paper to remove excess oil and sprinkle with icing sugar and cinnamon to decorate. Leave to cool, and enjoy!

Wind fritters with different fillings

The traditional recipe for homemade buñuelos de viento has no accompaniment or decoration, but there's nothing we like better than a sweet with a good filling. And this recipe has many options for stuffed frittersFrom the most classic to the most innovative, take note!

And when the filling mixtures are ready, you can use a pastry syringe to fill the fritters. Make a small hole in each of the balls.

Cream-filled wind fritters

If you are a fan of cream, you can fill them with cream and prepare the mixture at home. All you need to do is pour 400 ml of cold whipping cream into a bowl, stir well until it starts to thicken, add 120 grams of sugar and keep stirring.

Windy fritters filled with cocoa and hazelnut cream or homemade Nutella

Is there anything richer than some wind fritters stuffed with homemade Nutella? They are one of our favourites. 

Roast 100 grams of shelled hazelnuts in the oven at 180 °C for about 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Pour the hazelnuts and 30 grams of extra virgin olive oil into a blender and blend the mixture into a creamy, smooth paste.

Then add 30 grams of pure cocoa powder, 50 grams of brown sugar and 120 ml of milk. Finally, blend to a slightly dense texture, store in an airtight container in the fridge and leave to cool before filling the fritters. 

All Saints' Day fritters filled with custard cream

Heat 75 ml of milk with a few drops of vanilla essence. While it is still on the heat, beat two egg yolks with 20 grams of sugar and a tablespoon of cornstarch. Add this mixture to the milk, stirring constantly, and heat until the cream is thick. It is important not to stop stirring.

The recipe for wind fritters will become one of your baking favourites, they are so fluffy and delicious that you will even want to make them beyond All Saints' Day. Buying a quality extra virgin olive oil for frying is essential to get a delicious touch, in Verde Divino we have a wide range of extra virgin olive oil for frying. family olive oil range with different carafe formats so you can use them in all your recipes - finger-licking good!

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