Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

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  2. 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  3. 1/4 cup cream

  4. juice and zest of 1 lemon

  5. 1 pinch cinnamon

  6. 1/4 cup anise del mono or sambucca

  7. 1 cup ground almonds

  8. 2 cups flour

  9. 1 cup honey

  10. 1/4 cup dried organic rose petals

  11. 3 cups virgin olive oil

  12. 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a bowl, mix together olive oil, cream, juice and zest of lemon, cinnamon and anise. Add almonds and flour, mix to form a firm dough, and knead 2 to 3 minutes. Wrap in a wet cloth and allow to rest 1 hour.

  2. Preheat fryer to 385 degrees.

  3. Place honey and rose petals in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside. Form pastry into 1-inch balls and form those into 3 1/2-inch to 4-inch cigars. Fry in 350 degree hot oil in small batches until golden brown, remove with spider, and drain on paper towels. While still warm, dip in honey mixture to coat and place on cooling rack. Dust with powdered sugar and allow to dry.

  4. Source: MEDITERRANEAN MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # ME-1B07)


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