Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Italian Wine Cookies

2 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups red wine
2 1/2 cups water
12 cups all-purpose flour
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
1 cup honey, warmed slightly

Warm the wine over medium heat. Remove from heat and add 12 cups of flour. Stir in 2 cups of water. If consistency is too dry, add up to 1/2 cup more of water. Knead well.

Roll the dough into a snake and cut into two inch pieces. Run each piece over a basket or use a fork to get ridges in the dough.

Heat oil for frying in a large pot. Deep fry cookies until medium brown. Drain on paper towels.

Warm honey in a frying pan until very liquid. Roll the cookies in the honey, and then place in a dish. Allow the honey to cool and serve.

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