Recipe by anonymous
"This is a deep fried Italian pastry that my grandmother used to make."
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2 1/4 cups
vegetable oil for frying
confectioners' sugar for decoration
Thank you for posting this recipe! My italian grandmother used to make these every Christmas and (although I don't know the spelling) called them "sko-wheelies".
She tied them differently, however. Take the rectangular piece of rolled out dough and make a cut down the center (leaving about an inch or more uncut at each end). Then take one end and put it through the center cut to the other side so that it looks twisted in the middle. She also used a pasta machine to flatten out the dough (since she made it in mass quantities!).
I followed this recipe exactly and there is simply not enough liquid. I ended up adding an extra egg, another tablespoon of butter and the sherry before it became dough like.
My grandmother used to make these every Christmas and I miss them. She used to decorate them with red & green round sprinkles and then drizzled them with honey. YUMMMMM! She called them "Honey Ribbons."
My nana always made these at Christmas, but I've never had the recipe. I haven't had them since she died suddenly 13 years ago. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. You made my Christmas!
Thank you so much! I made these all the time when I was young and lost the recipe in all our moves. Thank you for placing this on the internet. I have missed them so much.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS! My grandmother has been telling me about these cookies for years. She never knew the name or the recipe.Her mother used to maked them all the time (She died when my grandmother was a child). I am going to make these for her for Christmas, I cant wait to suprise her!! THANK YOU!!!
Like the others, my Grandmother made these every Christmas, the recipe was for a large quanity.( her 11 children and their families). She called them fringetti, not sure about the spelling. Her recipe called for fresh orange zest. Now I dont have to reduce the ingrediants to a normal sized batch. Thank you very much for posting. :-)
My grandma used to do these with struffoli dough- ribbons with the slit in the center and one end pulled through. She would coat them in warmed honey and sprinkles, and serve them with the struffoli as "buttons and bows".
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 26
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