Prep 1 hr
Cook 5 mins
This is a recipe similar to one I remember my Grandmother making when I was a child. However, I don't recall her adding rum to hers. A friends Mom would drizzle them with honey rather than the confectionery sugar.....also quite delicious. Serving size is approximate as I have no idea how many this recipe makes, nor how many you would eat at one sitting. I could eat several. Prep time includes the 1 hour refrigeration.
- 2 1⁄4 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- vegetable oil or shortening, for deep frying
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 tablespoons rum
- confectioners' sugar
- Place 2 cups of the flour in a large bowl, make a well in the center and add the eggs, egg yolks, rum and 1 tablespoon confectionery sugar and salt.
- Using your hand or a fork, mix well until all the flour has been gathered into a ball.
- Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of flour on a board and knead for 10 minutes until the extra flour is worked into the dough and becomes smooth and shiny.
- Regrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Heat 3 inches of oil or shortening to 350 degrees.
- Roll out 1/4th of the dough at-a-time.
- Roll out dough paper thin and cut with a pastry wheel or sharp knife into strips about 6 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.
- Tie the strips into loose knots and fry until gollden brown.
- Repeat until all dough is used.
- Sprinkle with confectionery sugar (or honey, if you prefer).