Sfingi – Sicilian Doughnuts
This is my mother in law’s traditional Sicilian recipe. These little golden doughnuts are full of goodness, and are loved and devoured by all.
1 tbs dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
2 cups plain flour sifted
1 ½ lukewarm water
1 potato, boiled, peeled and mashed
Vegetable oil for frying
½ cup sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
Combine yeast with teaspoon of sugar and a ¼ cup lukewarm water. Let stand until yeast activates and becomes frothy.
In a separate bowl mix flour, pinch of salt and mashed potato.
Add yeast with 1 cup of lukewarm water to flour and mix to form a thick sticky dough consistency. Add more water if necessary.
Let dough rest for an hour.
On a plate, combine sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
Heat oil in a deep fryer or large pan, and test with a small piece of dough to check when hot. Drop a spoonful of dough into the oil and fry till lightly brown and cooked inside.
Dust in cinnamon/sugar mix and enjoy :