Makes about 45 pastries:
For the dough:
For the syrup:
For the filling:
Flavorless vegetable oil for frying
Prepare the dough:
Prepare the filling:Combine all of the filling ingredients together in a small bowl and mix together.
Cut the dough into 6 equal portions. I used a pasta roller to roll it out. It is much easier than doing it with a rolling pin. Just make sure that the pasta roller is well floured to prevent the dough from sticking. Pass each portion of dough through the pasta roller until it is long and very thin. Begin rolling at a thicker setting and slowly passing it through the thinner setting until it becomes almost see through. (Less than 1/8-inch-thick)
Set the rolled-out strips aside and cover with a clean towel.
Place ½ teaspoon of the filling at the edge of the strip of dough. Fold it over to cover the filling.
Lightly brush with water and fold it over one more time to seal it.
Note:Brush the pastry with a very small amount of water. Just enough to seal it. Too much water will create a very sticky dough and will be impossible to work with.
Cut the pastry with a pastry wheel or a knife and set aside. Set the pastries on a lightly floured work surface.
Continue filling the pastries and forming them into the shape of a finger.
Using a fork, press the ends of each pastry to seal them.
Place the pastries onto a lightly floured pan.
At this point, the pastries can be stored in the freezer up to a month. Wrap them airtight in plastic wrap until ready to fry.
Heat the oil in a pot or shallow pan until a candy thermometer registers 375 °F, 190 °C.
Fry the pastries until they are golden on both sides.
Transfer them onto a tray lined with paper towels to drain the excess oil then dip them into the cooled syrup. Turn them a few times in the syrup to coat all sides.
Transfer the pastries onto a serving platter. Garnish with some ground nuts and cinnamon (optional) and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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