Prep Time: 1 hour, 00 minute
Cook Time: 10 minutes
- 1 3/4 cups (225 g) flour
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon brandy
- A pinch of salt
- More confectioner’s sugar for dusting
Make a fairly stiff dough with these ingredients, kneading it thoroughly, and adding more flour if it comes out too soft. Flour it and let it rest, covered, for about an hour. Then roll it out into an eighth-of-an-inch-thick sheet, and use a serrated pastry wheel to cut it into strips as long as your palm and two fingers wide.
Make a cut down the middle of each cencio (so as to obtain two strips joined at the ends), twist the side strips without breaking them, fry them in hot oil or lard, and dust them with confectioners sugar when they’re cool. This recipe is sufficient to make a platterful. Should the dough have formed a crust while it sat, knead it again before you roll it out.
Article by I-florence staff