Cinnamon buñuelos with blood orange cream

Ingredients:

100g unsalted butter

1 star anise

200g plain flour

4 large free range eggs

1ltr vegetable oil for frying

caster sugar to serve

for the blood orange cream

Finely grated zest of a blood orange

250ml blood orange j uice

75g caster sugar

300ml double cream

  1. Make the cream. Heat the zest and j uice i n a small pan with the sugar. Cook

over a l ow heat to melt the sugar then i ncrease the heat and bubble until you

have a l uscious syrup. Set aside to cool.

  1. Heat the milk and butter with the cinnamon and bring to the boil. Still over the

heat, remove the star anise then add the flour all i n one go, stirring constantly

for a couple of minutes until i t all comes together.

  1. Remove from the heat and gradually beat i n the eggs one at a time until you

have a smooth very thick batter.

  1. Heat the oil to 180c and drop heaped teaspoonfuls of the mixture i nto the hot

oil and cook for 2-3 minutes until deep golden brown and puffed up. Scoop

out with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Repeat until you have

used all the batter. Toss i n caster sugar whilst still warm.

  1. Lightly whip the cream, then fold i n the blood orange syrup.
  2. Serve the plate of the fried bunuelos with the cream to dunk them i n.