Recipe Source~ Family recipe
4 Tbspunsalted butter, room temperature
1 tspvanilla extract
1 1/2to 1-3/4 cups flour
3 tspbaking powder
·vegetable oil for frying
·confectioners' sugar for dusting
How to Make Bow Ties
- Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, eggs, and vanilla.
On low speed, gradually add 1 cup fo flour, baking powder, and salt.
Transfer the dough to a well-floured surface and knead in the remaining flour.
The dough should be smooth and elastic.
Add additional flour, if the dough is too sticky.
- Divide the dough in half.
Roll out one piece of the dough to about 1/8-inch thick in a rectangular shape.
Using a pastry cutter, cut the dough into strips 4 inches long by 2 inches wide.
Cut a small slit in the center of each strip.
Take one end of the strip and pull it through the slit in the center.
This will give you a bow tie shape.
Continue rolling and shaping all the dough.
- Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F.
Drop a few of the bow ties into the oil.
Only fry 4 to 5 pieces at a time so they are not crowded in the oil
Fry 1 to 2 minutes, until lightly browned on both sides, turning them often with a slotted spoon.
Remove the bow ties from the oil with a slotted spoon and transfer to paper towels to drain.
When cool, dust with confectioners' sugar.