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    NorthwestGal's Note:

    These sweet Italian cookies are often referred to as Lovers' Knots because of their knotted shaped. They're most often eaten at carnival time in February, but they make a delight treat anytime of the year. I found the recipe in the Italian cookbook "Italian Kitchen" that was part of a Barnes & Noble series called World Cook's Collection.

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    Serves: 24


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    1. 1
      Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl, then stir in the sugar. Add the egg, and stir with a fork until it is evenly mixed with the flour. Gradually add the rum and continue mixing until the dough draws together.
    2. 2
      Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is smooth. Divide the dough into quarters.
    3. 3
      Roll each dough piece out to a 6x3-inch rectangle, and trim to make them straight. Cut each rectangle lengthwise into six strips 1/2-inch wide. Tie each strip into a simple knot.
    4. 4
      Heat the oil in a deep-fry fryer to a temperature of 375°F Deep-fry the knots in batches for 1-2 minutes, or until crisp and lightly golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel.
    5. 5
      Serve warm, dusted with confectioner's sugar.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cenci

    Serving Size: 1 (10 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 31.3
    Calories from Fat 2
    Total Fat 0.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 7.7 mg
    Sodium 17.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 0.6 g
    Protein 0.9 g

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