A Nun's Sigh ( sweet fried puffs)

Pat Duran

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@kitchenChatter

This Traditional Spanish dessert,"Suspiros de Monja" is one of the most popular. both in Spain and around Latin America.
It is sweet, smooth and creamy on the inside with a crispy crust on the outside. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar. If desired split slightly and fill with a dab or pudding, pie filling or custard or frosting.
Note:
Spanish nuns produced pastries and sweets that became famous.
We don't know if nuns sighed when they ate them, but many Spaniards did, behind convent walls, for centuries.


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Serves:

Makes several dozen

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

1 c
water
1/3 c
butter
1 c
all purpose flour, sifted
1 pinch
salt
2 Tbsp
granulated sugar
4 large
eggs
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
lemon or orange zest
canola oil for frying
powdered sugar, for dusting after fried

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sift together flour, salt and sugar and set aside.
Heat water and butter together until butter melts.
Add flour mixture all at once to butter mixture, and stir rapidly with a wooden spoon until dough leaves sides of pan and forms a soft lump. Remove from heat.
Cool 15 minutes.
2
Add and beat in one egg at a time, beating hard after each addition. When dough is not longer shiny, stir in vanilla and lemon or orange zest.
3
Scoop up a heaping teaspoon of the dough and, with a second teaspoon, push it off into hot oil(350^) or until a 1-inch cube of bread browns in 60 seconds.
4
When puffed and olden brown, drain on paper towels.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve hot.
You may split slightly and add a dab of custard or lemon curd inside if desired, and drizzle with caramel or chocolate.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Spanish