- ½ lb all-purpose flour
- 1 oz butter
- 1 oz sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons Vin Santo – holy wine (Italian dessert wine)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 pinch salt
- frying oil
Make a well in the flour on a pastry board, mix in the egg, sugar, vanilla extract, the melted butter and a pinch of salt.
Work the ingredients by hand to obtain a consistent but soft dough.
When it begins to harden, add the white wine. Work some more, cover with a dish towel and leave to rest.
After about 1 hour, roll out the dough to produce a very thin sheet and cut it into the tradtional strips of about 8×1.2 inches, knotted like a scarf.
Fry these in boiling oil, a few at a time, until they become puffy and golden.
Dry them on straw or absorbent paper and sprinkle with powdered sugar.