the recipe of the typical dessert

A typically winter dessert, which is usually present on Sicilian tables from December to February: the sfinci

Imagine sweet pancakes to sink your teeth into, letting yourself be conquered by the creaminess of the ricotta: here are the Sicilian sfinci, a Christmas cake really amazing! The sfinci (also called sphinxes or sfinci di San Giuseppe) are sweet sponges, as underlined by the Arabic term of derivation, sweetened with raisins! It is said that the sfinci were sweets prepared by mothers-in-law to give them to daughters-in-law, to try to settle their conflicts and rediscover harmony. Are you ready to serve them? So let’s get started!


How to make sfinci: the recipe

  1. Rinse the sultanas and leave them to soak for at least 10/12 minutes.
  2. Take a bowl, pour the sugar into it the water tepid, the yeast and then, with the help of a whisk, create a homogeneous mixture. Then add the flour, sifting it hand by hand to avoid the training of unpleasant lumps.
  3. Put a pinch of salt and then the grape sultanawhich you must have dried from the water.
  4. When you have finished mixing everything, you will have to let the mixture rest for at least 3 hours, so that the mixture it will rise on duty: leave it covered with a sheet of film in the oven off.
  5. When the necessary time has passed, get ready to fry. Take a portion of dough with a spoon and let it slip into the oil with your finger.
  6. When will they be beautiful golden and finally end with dello sugar. Enjoy your meal!


We warn you immediately: this dessert should be eaten hot, at the moment, because once it has cooled it certainly loses a lot of its flavor. However, you can keep the Sicilian sfinci in the refrigerator for a day, in an airtight container.

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