Saturday, September 3, 2011

Suspiros de Monja - Fried Puffs Recipe

“Sigh of a Nun” - These are small dessert fried cakes or doughnuts which are usually served hot and accompanied by coffee. Serves six.

1/2 lb. flour
2 T. butter
1 cup milk
6 eggs
Pinch of salt
Grated rind of a lemon
Oil for deep frying

Step 1. Heat the milk with the lemon rind, butter, salt and sugar. When it begins to boil, add the flour, stirring all the time until it becomes a thick paste. Remove from heat and let it cool a bit. Add the eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition.

Step 2. In a skillet heat the oil; put in little pieces of dough, about the size of a walnut; do not touch them, as they will, by themselves, open, turn and puff up. Drain and serve hot, sprinkled with sugar or hot syrup.

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