Sephardic Recipes With A Modern Twist

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Rosquitas de Chanukah

3 eggs
½ cup sugar
½ cup oil
½ cup orange juice
Pinch of salt
Rind of one orange
1/2 Tblsp baking powder

Mix all ingredients and then start adding flour until you form a nice dough, not too firm not too sticky.

About 4-5 cups flour

Let rise 2-3 hours.

Cut dough into six equal parts and form a long ropes. Cut into 1 inch pieces and roll into balls. Then pierce the center with your finger and stretch the donut out to make a circle/donut shape, put on a cookie sheet, when you have formed them all start to drop into hot oil. 

Watch as they get golden, and flip. 

Place on a wire rack.

Make a syrup of 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup water , and a piece of lemon skin or rind.

When sugar has melted and starts to thicken take off fire and dip the rosquitas into syrup with two forks, through the center and trying not to pierce them.

Pile on a platter and wait a bit to dry. 

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