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  1. Exported from MasterCook II

  2. Vecchiarelle ( Honey-coated fritters )

  3. Recipe By : The Encyclopedia of Italian Cooking

  4. 1 Preparation Time :

  5. Categories : Desserts

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  7. 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  8. 1/2 cake compressed yeast

  9. dissolved in 3 tbsp lukewarm water

  10. pinch of salt

  11. vegatable oil for deep frying

  12. 1/2 cup thin honey

  13. Sift the flour onto a work surface and make a well in the center. Add the yeast and salt and work together with the fingertips. Add lukewarm water gradually, kneading until a smooth, pliable dough is obtained. Shape into a ball and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with a little flour and cover with a damp cloth. Leave to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.

  14. 1/2 inch thick and 2 1/2 inches long. Heat the oil in a deep-fat fryer and deep-fry the sticks, a few at a time, until golden brown. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper and keep warm while frying the remainder.

  15. Put the honey in a saucepan and heat gently until it has melted stirring constantly. Dip the sticks into the honey to coat and serve immediately. Serves 4-6


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