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Dessert with sweet and crispy dough

Dessert with sweet and crispy dough

This delicious dessert features crispy fried dough immersed in a sweet lemon-infused syrup. The combination of cornstarch and semolina flour in the dough ensures a perfectly crunchy texture, while the subtle touch of orange zest adds a unique touch. This treat is perfect for those who like the balance of sweetness and texture in their desserts.

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Why you'll love this: The crispy exterior and soft interior of these fried dough pieces create a delicious contrast of textures. The syrup, enriched with lemon and sugar, adds luscious sweetness without being overpowering. It's a simple yet indulgent dessert that pairs wonderfully with tea or coffee, making it a great choice for get-togethers or for a special treat at home.

Ingredients:

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For the syrup:

  • Water: 1 cup (220g)
  • Granulated sugar: 2 cups (400 g)
  • Lemon slice: 1
  • Salt: a pinch

For the dough:

  • Water: 1 cup (220g)
  • Granulated sugar: 1 tablespoon
  • Salt: A pinch (2g)
  • Butter: 2 tablespoons (30g)
  • All-purpose flour: 1 cup + 1 tablespoon (138g)
  • Cornstarch: 1 tablespoon (9g)
  • Semolina flour: 2 tablespoons (20g)
  • Orange zest: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Large egg: 1 (60g)

Neutral oil for frying: 6-8 cups

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the syrup:
    • Mix sugar, water, salt and a slice of lemon in a saucepan.
    • Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 to 12 minutes.
    • Let cool at room temperature until thickened.
  2. Prepare the dough:
    • Mix the semolina flour and cornstarch. Put aside.
    • Boil the water, sugar, salt and butter in a saucepan.
    • Add all the flour at once, stirring well. Cook 1 to 2 minutes.
    • Let cool slightly, then add the semolina mixture, egg and orange zest. Blend until smooth.
    • Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip.
  3. Fry the dough:
    • Pour the oil into a large saucepan.
    • Pour 2-inch pieces into cold oil, cutting each with scissors.
    • Heat the oil to 350°F without stirring the pieces.
    • Fry until golden brown.
  4. Finish the dessert:
    • Immediately immerse the fried dough in the cold syrup for 3 to 5 minutes.
    • Serve with your favorite hot drink.

Enjoy this crispy, sweet treat that delivers a delicious crunch in every bite, complemented by the rich citrus syrup. This is a simple yet elegant dessert that is sure to impress!

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