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Italian Bow ties. Fried cookie Recipe

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3 large eggs
1/4 cup (2 oz) sugar
1/4 cup (2 oz) Scotch whisky (or any similar, clear liquor)
1/4 tsp salt
2 3/4 cups (12 oz) flour
oil for frying
powdered (confectioner's) sugar for dusting

Using a stand mixer, place eggs, sugar, salt, and whisky in a large bowl and mix for two minutes or so (if making by hand, combine the ingredients, and stir well with a wooden spoon.)
Add one cup of flour and mix well.
Add the remaining flour and mix until a slightly sticky dough forms.
With hands, shape dough into a ball and refrigerate, covered, for about an hour.
Remove from fridge and cut dough in half and roll out one piece very thinly, on floured workspace.
Dough will be elastic, but re-roll it if it gets too thick. Using a knife or cutter to cut into strips. Use a pasta rolling machine if you have one.
Cut a strip: no size is right or wrong, but about 6 or 7 inches is a good size. Make a little cut towards one end. Now place the opposite end through that slit, and pull through to make a ribbon shape. Repeat, until all of dough is used.

Meanwhile, heat some oil in a pot or deep fryer (I use a wok) until hot. Before dropping the pastry in the oil, pull and stretch each one, so that it is thinner (as they shrink after being shaped) then begin frying the pastries until puffed and light brown on each side.
Remove with strainer and place on a paper towel lined plate to cool.
When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar (or decorate with icing, or honey.)




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