Buñuelos de calabaza (Pumpkin fritters)

An easy to prepare Pumpkin fritter recipe that will soon have you making this traditional street food treat like a real ‘buñoleras’.

Ingredients – for 4 persons

  • 1 kg. of pumpkin
  • 300 gr. of pastry flour
  • 250 gr. sugar
  • 30 gr. of baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • Abundant Olive oil


  1. Boil the pumpkin, previously peeled and without seeds, and grind.
  2. Whip the eggs and add the sugar.
  3. Dissolve the baking powder in a glass of water and add to the pastry, the pastry flour and the grated lemon peels. Let the mixture stand for an hour.
  4. Heat an abundant amount of oil and then place the hand-made or moulded fritters or donuts into it and fry on both sides.
  5. Place on a paper towel to absorb excess oil and serve with sprinkled sugar on top.


Recipe Contributor:  Department of Tourism, Dénia City Council

Dénia was named UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in December 2015, then becoming a food reference worldwide. Apart from its excellent gastronomy, we highlight its impressive natural resources: long sandy beaches, rocky coves, the Montgó Mountain Natural Park and San Antonio’s Cape Marine Reserve. Such spaces and an enviable weather make Dénia a unique place to do a great variety of sports and leisure activities, not only in the sea but also on land.

Among its infrastructures we emphasize: 4 marinas and the 27-hole golf course called La Sella.

The town attracts our attention by its traditional atmosphere: the Castle, in the middle of the town, the old neighborhoods and the fishing port.  You can also enjoy cultural activities, lively events and fiestas. The main fiestas are: The “Fallas”, the “Festa Major” and the Moors and Christians Festival.

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For further information please visit Department of Tourism, Dénia City Council website   www.denia.net/en

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