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Sfinge (Italian Doughnut) Recipe

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This recipe for Sfinge (Italian Doughnut), by , is from The Owens Family & Friends Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lee Ann Owens
Added: Tuesday, September 07, 2010


1 C water
1/2 stick butter
1 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
4 eggs

Oil for frying

1/2 C sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Boil together the water and butter in a saucepan. Add all the flour, salt and baking powder (sifted together) Mix vigrously off the heat, then add the eggs one at a time mixing well.
Drop by teaspoons full into hot frying oil until golden brow, Remove onto paper towel. Put the sugar and cinnamon in a brown paper bag and shake the sfinge to coat each one.

Personal Notes:
These are usually made at Easter




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