10 egg yolks
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt
1 jigger of cognac
2 to 2-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
vegetable oil for frying
vanilla powdered sugar
Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored.
Add baking powder, sugar, salt, and cognac.
Gradually add flour until a smooth batter is reached, continue to add flour and
knead until smooth and elastic. Dough should be soft.
Divide dough into 3 sections, cover with a bowl, and let rest 15-20 minutes.
Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until 1/8" in thickness.
Cut thin strips of dough 3" x 1".
Gently wrap dough around the end of a wooden spoon and place in hot oil.
Fry until golden on both sides.
Drain on paper towels.
Sprinkle heavily with powdered sugar.
Makes about 3 dozen