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Contents of article "Bunyetes "
Bunyetes are flat, fried ’pancakes’ which swell in oil, become crisp, and are served dusted with granulated sugar, much like beignets or doughnuts. They are traditionally made andeaten at Easter all over Catalonia
• 1 1/2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
• 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
• 4 eggs
• a few drops orange flower water
• 1 tablespoon lemon zest, finely grated
• 1 lb plain flour
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• fine white sugar
• 1 litre of vegetable oil for deep frying
✔ Prepare a soft but flexible dough by mixing together all the ingredients. Place the dough on a floured surface, and knead well until it is very smooth and elastic. Place in a buttered bowl, cover with cling film, and allow to rise until double, about 2 hours.
✔ Divide the dough into golf ball-size pieces. Leave, covered with a damp towel, for 10 minutes. Roll out each piece of dough with a rolling pin, making the disc as thin as possible, even transparent in some places.
✔ Heat the oil to boiling in a deep fryer and drop the discs into the hot oil, being careful not to get burned by the splashes. When one side is golden brown and crisp, turn and cook other side until golden. They cook very quickly - be careful not to burn them! Remove to absorbent paper, sprinkle liberally with sugar immediately and serve.