Sweet Delight


1 pound White flour, about One
3 cups water
1 teaspoon instant yeast
2 cups Sugar syrup to dip the sweet delights in


*Mix yeast and salt with the flour *Add water little by little until the mix is loose but not watery *Leave the dough in a warm place for half an hour before frying *Heat the oil Try as best as you can to shape the dough into balls by using a spoon or two *Deep fry the dough until golden brown
It was recommended in the recipe to dip your spoon in water, but I did not think it is a good idea to mix hot oil with water, since it will create bubbles that will burst in your face while frying!
Get the sweets out of the hot oil and right into the cold sugar syrup, let stand for few minutes to allow the sweets to absorb the syrup, then put them in the serving platter. Enjoy hot or cold.




I could not find a name for this dessert in English! I think it is similar in taste to funnel cake but without eggs or milk. I will call this dessert "Sweet Delight"!
This is a classic recipe made in the Mediterranean and Middle East countries. I have never made this dessert before but since it is Ramadan and this is one of the popular sweets during this month, I decided to make it. I found the recipe on Wikipedia and thought I can do it...I mean I have seen my mother and many others make it and I had no idea that it is easy to prepare. The recipe is very simple, has only few ingredients but when it comes to frying the dough, it is pretty tricky and needs a lot of practice and experience. My final results were very delicious but looks wise it had nothing to do with the original recipe at all!


1 servings


Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 12:24am


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