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    Italian Sfingi (Italian Doughnuts)

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    Kim D.'s Note:

    These Sicilian doughnuts are delicious served warm! The recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks titled "Cucina Deliziosa", which was compiled by the Charity Guild of Saint Joseph in Houston, Texas.

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    1. 1
      Mix flour, sugar, and baking powder.
    2. 2
      Add eggs, water, and vanilla; mix well.
    3. 3
      Drop batter by tablespoons in hot, deep oil.
    4. 4
      If oil is hot enough, sfingi will cook and turn over without help.
    5. 5
      If not, turn with a large spoon to brown on both sides.
    6. 6
      Add as many sfingi that will fit in skillet or deep-fryer.
    7. 7
      Fry until golden brown.
    8. 8
      Drain on paper towels.
    9. 9
      Combine powdered sugar and cinnamon.
    10. 10
      Sprinkle warm sfingi with powdered sugar and cinnamon mixture.
    11. 11
      Delicious served warm!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 08, 2010


      very easy and good! Instead of vanilla I added a bit of rose water and orange blossom water to the batter.After frying,I filled them with jam and rolled in powdered sugar.Thank you for posting.

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    • on November 20, 2009


      Excellent. We loved these as kids when our Sicilian grandmother made these for us. I have been looking for a recipe for years. It is true...these will flip over in the oil on their own. I remember that from a little girl. Thanks for posting. Mangia!

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    • on October 24, 2008


      I was so excited to find this recipe. We had enjoyed these at the Italian Festival in Houston...glad to find the exact recipe served at the Festival.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Sfingi (Italian Doughnuts)

    Serving Size: 1 (1079 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2242.5
    Calories from Fat 170
    Total Fat 18.9 g
    Saturated Fat 5.3 g
    Cholesterol 634.5 mg
    Sodium 2406.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 457.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 13.8 g
    Sugars 158.1 g
    Protein 57.9 g

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