*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                   Vecchiarelle ( Honey-coated fritters )
 Recipe By     : The Encyclopedia of Italian Cooking
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3 1/2  cups          all-purpose flour
      1/2  cake          compressed yeast
                         dissolved in 3 tbsp lukewarm water
                         pinch of salt
                         vegatable oil for deep frying
      1/2  cup           thin honey
 Sift the flour onto a work surface and make a well in the center.  Add the 
 yeast and salt and work together with the fingertips.  Add lukewarm water 
 gradually, kneading until a smooth, pliable dough is obtained.  Shape into 
 a ball and place in a bowl.  Sprinkle with a little flour and cover with a 
 damp cloth.  Leave to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until 
 doubled in bulk.
 Knead the dough on a floured surface, then shape into small sticks, about 
 1/2 inch thick and 2 1/2 inches long.  Heat the oil in a deep-fat fryer 
 and deep-fry the sticks, a few at a time, until golden brown.  Drain on 
 absorbent kitchen paper and keep warm while frying the remainder.
 Put the honey in a saucepan and heat gently until it has melted stirring 
 constantly.  Dip the sticks into the honey to coat and serve immediately.  
 Serves 4-6