The Sfingi is a Sicilian dessert that we always make St. Joseph’s Day. The Joseph’s Day feast always includes pasta with lentils for the main course and occasionally the corn beef for those in the room more interested in St. Patrick’s Day.
For dessert, the Sfingi would come out, along with the Zeppoles, and we would all partake. Note that many people make Sfingi’s with ricotta, but we have always made them without.
Sfingi – Sicilian Fried DoughCourse: DessertCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
1 Cup Water
1/2 Stick of Butter
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
- Bring water and butter to a boil
- Add flour and stir.
- Remove from heat
- Add 1 egg at a time until all eggs added.
- 8 Cups of Vegetable Oil
- Fry the Dough
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Once oil is hot, place 1 tbs of dough into oil and brown lightly.
- Place Svingi on a paper towel and let it dry.