BUÑUELOS DE YUCA, DESSERT FROM VENEZUELA
Yuca, also called manioc or cassava is a vegetable used often in
different dishes in most countries of Northern South America.
2 pounds of cooked and mashed yuccas
3 egg yolks, well beaten
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoon sugar
For the sauce:
½ panela or 1 cup of brown sugar
1 ½ cups of water
3 spice cloves
Get the yuccas well mashed, add the egg yolks, the sugar and the salt
and knead this until is a soft dough.
Make little balls with portions of this dough of about an inch diameter.
Fry them in abundant corn oil, until they get golden. Put them into
paper kitchen towels so they absorb the extra oil.
Dissolve the panela, or the sugar in the water, add the cloves and
wait until it thickens. Take it from the fire, and be careful of taking
the cloves away. Let this cool and then in a serving dish put the
little fried balls and over them this sauce. They can be served warm.