Thursday, 22 December 2011

Prikle (I don't have right translation)

Prikle is traditional dessert of Dubrovnik region. They are usually prepared on Christmas Eve and Good Friday. Like the previous sweets that I wrote about, it is impossible to imagine Christmas without its scent.

Ingredients:

1 / 2 kg flour
a bag (7 g) of dry yeast (my grandmother and mother worked with a fresh yeast, but this is more convenient for me)
lemon peel
small cup of rakia (brandy)
teaspoon of sugar
a pinch of salt
raisins
approximately 4-5 dcl of water

Soak the raisins into the warm water to soften them slightly.
Whisk flour, water, yeast, salt and sugar in a bowl, then add lemon peel and small cup of rakia (it provides flavor and prevents absorption of oil).
When the dough becomes a compact mass add the pre-soaked raisins. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let the dough rise on a room temperature.
After the dough doubles, it's ready to be fried.
Take the dough out of the bowl with a teaspoon and use your finger to get it off the spoon and put into the hot oil.
Fry in hot oil on both sides until they get a golden color.
Serve hot, sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon.



                                     Bon Appetit!

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