August 24, 2015


Eggs - 2
Castor sugar- 1/3 cup
Finely grated rind of one lemon
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Melted butter - 2 tbsp
Milk - 2 tbsp
Sifted flour - 1 3/4 cups
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - pinch
Oil for deep frying
Icing sugar for dusting


  • Beat the eggs until frothy, add the sugar gradually and continue beating until thick and light.
  • Add the lemon rind, vanilla, butter and milk and mix well.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients, add to first mixture and mix to form a soft dough.
  • Roll out on a lightly floured board to a thickness of 1/4".
  • If necessary, wrap dough in plastic and chill slightly first.
  • Cut with a pastry wheel or sharp knife into finger-size strips.
  • Heat oil for deep frying and fry strips, a few at a time, until puffed and golden.
  • Drain on absorbent paper and serve sprinkled with icing sugar.

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