martedì 22 maggio 2012

Sfinci of St. Joseph (Sicily - Italy)

Sfinci of St. Joseph (Sicily - Italy)
(This recipe is by Nuxia)

Another version of this Sicilian sweet to delight your palate!    

Ingredients for 45 "sfinci"

500 grams of flour 00
500 grams of water
10 eggs
100 g shortening (or lard)
10 grams of salt
a pinch of baking soda
sunflower oil for frying
For the cream cheese:
2 pounds of ricotta
1.2 pounds of sugar
100 grams of dark chocolate (dropwise)
300 grams of candied pumpkin
orange peel, candied cherries

Preparation Put the margarine in a saucepan and bring to boil salt water ee.Add flour and mix until you get a dough tough. Transfer the dough in a food processor with the dough hook. At low speed add 8 eggs, one at a time, and a pinch of baking soda. Finally add the last 2 eggs. The dough should be soft and thick. Heat the oil, and once it is warm enough, with the aid of two tablespoons oil Put small balls of dough.Let them cook until they are golden brown, about 20 minutes, dry on paper towels to remove excess oil. For the cream, to remember to leave the ricotta drain for at least 12 hours (if it is of type fresh), so that it loses all its serum. Once dry, crush, add the sugar and leave to marinate in refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours. Combine the chocolate chips. Add the chopped candied pumpkin and mix well. At this point, sfinci fill with the cream cheese and spread a little 'cream also externally, as in the photo, and then garnish with the chopped dipistacchi, orange peel or cherries.
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