June 04, 2014

CENCI

Ingredients:
Plain flour - 1 cup
Egg - 1
Egg yolk -  1
Port wine or rum - 3 tsp
Icing sugar - 2 tsp
Oil for deep frying
Extra icing sugar

Method:

  • Sift the flour into a bowl. Beat together the egg, egg yolk, rum and icing sugar.
  • Pour into the bowl and mix to a dough. 
  • Knead on a lightly floured board for 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Wrap in grease proof paper or plastic and chill for about one hour.
  • Roll out half the dough on a floured board until paper thin. Cut into narrow strips about 15 cm long.
  • Tie each strip loosely in a knot.
  • Heat oil till very hot  then deep fry the knots, 3 or 4 at a time, until they are golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Sift icing sugar over before serving.


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