As a cooking fun , I love also to make old recipe. This is a old recipe of Arberesh tradition.
Arberesh was the Italian-Albanian ethnic group of the South of Italy. Their traditions are still alive, and I think it's nice to tell about them to our son, to preserve this precious heritage.
The town of Greci - Avellino has Arberesh tradition, and this is dedicated to it.
Here a recipe for a fried sweet traditionally served for Christmas : 'Le Pettole'.
5 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 cup of extra virgin oil
1 and 1/3 cup of warm water
1 tablespoon of salt
2 tablespoon of dried yeast
1 tablespoon of sugar
soy or sunflower oil for frying
Make a dough with all the ingredients ,the dough will turn a little bit sticky.
Let sit in a warm place (75-85°F) for one hour.
Put a pan with the soy oil on medium heat, when the oil is hot , fry the dough , taking it with a spoon.After 30 seconds turn every 'ball' on the other side.
When ready sprinkle on le pettole sugar ,or warm honey.
This video is so simpleness, a woman from South Italy make le Pettole, enjoy it !