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“This is a recipe similar to one I remember my Grandmother making when I was a child. However, I don't recall her adding rum to hers. A friends Mom would drizzle them with honey rather than the confectionery sugar.....also quite delicious. Serving size is approximate as I have no idea how many this recipe makes, nor how many you would eat at one sitting. I could eat several. Prep time includes the 1 hour refrigeration.”
1hr 5mins

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  1. Place 2 cups of the flour in a large bowl, make a well in the center and add the eggs, egg yolks, rum and 1 tablespoon confectionery sugar and salt.
  2. Using your hand or a fork, mix well until all the flour has been gathered into a ball.
  3. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of flour on a board and knead for 10 minutes until the extra flour is worked into the dough and becomes smooth and shiny.
  4. Regrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Heat 3 inches of oil or shortening to 350 degrees.
  6. Roll out 1/4th of the dough at-a-time.
  7. Roll out dough paper thin and cut with a pastry wheel or sharp knife into strips about 6 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.
  8. Tie the strips into loose knots and fry until gollden brown.
  9. Repeat until all dough is used.
  10. Sprinkle with confectionery sugar (or honey, if you prefer).

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