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Israel is home to a wealth of cultures, and its cuisine reflects this diverse heritage. One of its most beloved dishes hails from Morocco: Sfinge! These fried dough rings are served hot with a simple syrup made of sugar and rose water. They make for the perfect sweet treat for any occasion – be sure to try them tonight!
7 / 10
cook time:
2 h
Flour 2 Pounds
Dry yeast 2 ounce
Kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon
Powdered sugar 3 Tbsp
Lukewarm water 3-4 Cup
Oil for frying
water 4 Cup
White sugar 2 Pounds
Rosewater 1 Tbsp
Step 1
Mix together the flour, yeast, salt, and sugar in a bowl. Gradually add lukewarm water until the batter reaches a moist and sticky texture. Allow it to rise for 90 minutes, punching the air out every 30 minutes.
Step 2
Lightly cover your fingers with oil before taking a handful of dough from the bowl and shaping into a ring by rolling it into a ball and poking your finger through to create the hole.
Step 3
Fry the sfinge in hot oil until both sides are golden brown. Carefully remove from heat and lay on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
Step 4
To complete your sfinge, prepare the syrup by boiling together the water, sugar, rosewater over medium heat until thickened. Drizzle over top or serve as side for dipping!