How to Make 

Sfinci (Sicilian Fried Dough)

Pour 1/2 cup warm water into a small bowl and stir in sugar. Pour the yeast over the water and let stand 10 minutes until foamy.

Pour the remaining 2 cups water in a large bowl or pot. Stir in the yeast mixture. Add flour and salt and using your hand, stir the mixture vigorously in a circular motion. Continue stirring this way for about 5 minutes until you have a thick, smooth dough.

Cover well and place in a warm, draft free place in your kitchen. Let sit for 4 hours. The dough is ready when bubbles form on the surface and it has at least doubled in volume.

Fry spoonfuls of dough in hot oil until puffy and golden.

Serve hot as is or sprinkled with sugar.

Try this delicious variation filled with ricotta and ham!

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