To celebrate All Saints’ Day, which is celebrated on November 1, it is typical to eat All Saints’ sweets and at Vitium Urban Suites we will discover this delicious tradition.
These sweets are often part of the culinary and festive traditions of Spain and many other cultures that celebrate All Saints’ Day.
And wind buñuelos are a delicious dessert typical of Spanish gastronomy, here we leave you more information about this delicious sweet.
Different fillings for “buñuelos del viento”
Wind fritters are a delicacy that lends itself to a wide variety of fillings.
Some of the most popular options include:
- Pastry cream: It is one of the most classic and delicious fillings for wind fritters. Pastry cream is a mixture of milk, sugar, egg yolk, flour and often also vanilla.
- Whipped cream: Also known as chantilly cream, whipped cream is a popular choice for filling fritters. It is made by whipping cream and sugar until it becomes light and fluffy.
- Chocolate: You can fill the fritters with chocolate cream, ganache or Nutella to give them a delicious and decadent flavor.
Jam: Strawberry, raspberry, apricot jam, or any other fruit you like, can be a delicious and easy filling for wind fritters.
These are just a few examples, but there are many more creative options. Some people also enjoy fillings such as dulce de leche, hazelnut cream, almond cream, and fresh fruit.
Where to try wind fritters near Vitium Urban Suites?
In Madrid, especially near our hotel, you can find a wide variety of pastry shops and bakeries offering buñuelos de viento and other traditional sweets.
Some places recognized for their excellent pastries in the center of Madrid include:
- La Mallorquina: This historic pastry shop, located in Puerta del Sol, is famous for its variety of traditional Spanish sweets. There you may find wind buñuelos and other typical desserts.
- Horno de San Onofre: Centrally located in Madrid, this oven specializes in traditional baked goods, including “buñuelos de viento” and other Spanish pastries and sweets.
- Pastelería El Riojano: This century-old pastry shop in Madrid offers a variety of traditional Spanish desserts and sweets, including buñuelos de viento, among other delicious delicacies.
In addition to these options, I would recommend exploring the streets of central Madrid, as there are many local pastry shops and cafes that could also offer buñuelos de viento.
Finally, if you prefer to prepare them yourself, here is a basic recipe:
- 1 cup of water
- 100 grams of butter
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 cup of flour
- 4 eggs
- Oil for frying
- Powdered sugar (optional) to sprinkle
In a saucepan, boil the water with the butter and salt over medium heat.
When the mixture boils, add the flour all at once and mix vigorously with a wooden spoon until the dough comes away from the sides of the saucepan.
Remove the dough from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
Add the eggs one at a time to the dough, mixing well after each addition. The dough should be soft and smooth.
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
With the help of two spoons, form small portions of dough and fry them in the hot oil until golden brown on all sides.
Once fried, place them on a plate with absorbent paper to remove excess oil.
Optionally, sprinkle icing sugar over the fritters before serving.
This is a basic recipe, but you can customize it by adding fillings or essences of your choice to create different variations of this delicious dessert.