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Cenci

September 24, 2013

cenci

3 eggs, well beaten
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon butter or margarine
Fat or cooking oil
Confectioners’ sugar, sifted

Mix eggs with next 4 ingredients, in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer or rotary egg beater until eggs are light in color; set aside. Sift together flour and baking powder. Mix in butter by rubbing flour and butter together between the fingertips until the butter is coated with flour and resembles a coarse meal. Turn into egg mixture and stir to blend well. Turn out on to a floured board and knead to make a smooth but soft dough.

Melt fat in a deep fryer or kettle to a depth of 1 1/2 to 2 inches, heat to 375°. Meanwhile, divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll out one piece into a rectangle 4 12 to 12 inches, using flour as needed. Cut with a sharp knife into strips about 3/4 to 6 inches. Knot each strip or twist and seat ends to form a ring. Repeat with remaining two pieces. Drop, a few strips at a time, into hot fat. Fry 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown, turning once to brown evenly. Drain on absorbent paper. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.


Published by – COOKINDEX – Division of H.S. Stuttman Co., Inc. New York. ©Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Institute, Inc. New York

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