Rothenburg Schneeballen (Snowballs)

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4 1/4 c all purpose flour
1 c sugar
3 large eggs
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp rum, spiced (captain morgan)
1 Tbsp cream sherry
2 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 c sour cream
1 tsp nutmeg
cooking oil
powder sugar

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JoSele Swopes Recipe
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JoSele's notes for this recipe:
When we lived in German we used to go to Rothenburg Germany, it as a walled city...They have some of the best goodies I found....I got my mom and sister hooked on these too besides me being hooked on them...Each area has their own little special pastry and this is one of Rothenburgs to die for pastry...I put in a free picture from on line till I have my own to put in here...There is also a video that shows how they make they in Rothenburg.
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Cream sugar and eggs together then add remaining ingredients except flour add it in gradually...cut with pastry cutter knife or hands.... cut rum and cream sherry, and sour cream gradually into mixture to make dough; adding flour from board as necessary; knead about 15 to 10 minutes till dough is stiff and shiny and pliable, cover and chill in fridge at least 1 hour.
Roll out dough...about 1/4 inch thick and cut into strip...(using 3 strips)make strips into ball by wrapping them around each other(not tight but lightly)....fry in hot oil(325*F) till golden brown on one side then turn over and fry other side till golden brown all over...drain on paper towel and cool sprinkle powder sugar on top you may also dip(or drip onto) them into dipping chocolate...

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user Nancy R Robeyone - Jan 28, 2011
Looks and sounds great JoSele. How sweet is this?
user JoSele Swopes JODIE57 - Jan 28, 2011
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user JoSele Swopes JODIE57 - Jan 28, 2011
It is not real sweet depends on how much powdered sugar you put on it or if you dip it in chocolate...use German chocolate because it is bittersweet....
user Nancy R Robeyone - Jan 28, 2011
Are they like a Beignet?

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