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Maandazi (like ozzie rolls) Recipe

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Contributor:
Christy Smith
Added: Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Ingredients:
2 cups white flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp sugar
tsp cardamom
tsp salt
1 egg
cup water
4 cups vegetable oil, for frying

Directions:
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, cardamom and salt in a large bowl.
Whisk egg and water together in a small bowl. Make a well in center of dry ingredients and add egg mixture. Mix together gradually with a fork until mixture forms a soft dough. You can add 1 or 2 tablespoons of flour (one at a time) if it is too sticky. Cover dough with a wet towel or plastic wrap and leave 30 minutes or longer.
Heat oil in a deep, heavy pot (cast iron is preferable) until is reaches 360 F. While oil is heating, roll dough out on a floured surface into a rectangle inch thick. Cut into 2-inch rounds with a glass or small biscuit cutter. You can also use a knife to cut rectangles. Form ball again with remaining dough and repeat process until all of dough is cut. You should have about 20 rounds.

Fry maandazi in batches of 5, for about 5 minutes per batch, turning to brown both sides. Hint: Turn the mandaazi before it gets too puffy, or the air bubbles will prevent you from turning it at all. I usually turn them several times during frying process. Remove from oil when both sides are golden brown. Serve warm, dipped in powdered sugar if desired.

 

 

 

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