Bunuelos with Crushed Pineapple and Chocolate Sauce

A little fried fritter that is served with a chocolate sauce.

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INGREDIENTS:

2 cans (8 oz. each) DOLE® Crushed Pineapple, drained, reserve juice
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar divided
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup half and half
1-1/2 cups water
1-1/2 cups cocoa powder
1 tablespoon orange extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons light corn syrup

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Drain crushed pineapple well using a wire colander.  Reserve 1/2 cup juice.
  2. Combine flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl.  Whisk in reserved pineapple juice and half and half.  Stir in crushed pineapple.
  3. Using a #30 scoop, drop dough into hot oil, in large pot. Cook buneulo 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels.
  4. Chocolate Sauce:  Bring water and sugar to boil in medium pot.  Whisk in cocoa powder, extract and corn syrup.  Whisk until all ingredients are dissolved and blended.  Cook sauce 10 minutes until slightly thickened.  Cool to room temperature and serve with buneulos.
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