Serves 12

  • 4 eggs ;
  • As much flour as the eggs will take ;
  • orange juice to taste ;
  • olive oil ;
  • 1 litre of cooking oil ;
  • 1 kg of yellow sugar ;
  • 0,5 litre of water


Break the eggs in a bowl and pour in as much flour as the eggs will take. Combine the flour and eggs until a ball is formed.
Pour in a little olive oil and knead until the olive oil is absorbed.
Add a little orange juice (less than the olive oil) and knead again until the juice disappears.
Continue to knead, alternately with olive oil and juice, until the mixture is soft and thoroughly combined so that it can be stretched out very thinly and not break.
Note: Begin kneading with olive oil and end with olive oil.
Heat the cooking oil very well.
Take out small balls of the mixture and stretch them out very thinly on a board or stone greased with olive oil using a rolling-pin; this operation should be repeated whenever the mixture is stretched out.
The stretched out mixture is placed in the very hot cooking oil and the handle of a wooden spoon is used to apply pressure to the center of the mixture so as to give it the shape of a flower.
Place the water and yellow sugar in a pan and boil until it is slightly thick. Dip the fritters into this syrup one by one (if necessary, add a little water).

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