Bow Ties

Angela Pietrantonio


The ultimate fried dough! We all love fried dough in our family! My great gram mother used to whip these right out! YUM! Now my mother and I make them together at the holidays!

Recipe Source~ Family recipe


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Makes about 40 Bow Ties
40 Min
20 Min


  • 4 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2
    to 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • ·
    vegetable oil for frying
  • ·
    confectioners' sugar for dusting

How to Make Bow Ties


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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About Bow Ties

Course/Dish: Cookies Other Desserts
Regional Style: Italian

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