FORMAL FRIED BOW TIES

FORMAL FRIED BOW TIES

Makes 2 Dozen

Shortening for deep frying
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons shortening, melted
3/4 cup plus 4 to 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Confectioners sugar

Heat 2 or 3 inches shortening to 365ºF in deep fryer or deep saucepan.
Combine buttermilk, egg yolks, granulated sugar, vanilla, orange peel and salt in medium bowl. Stir in slowly 2 tablespoons melted shortening. Stir in 3/4 cup flour.
Flour rolling surface and pin lightly. Knead dough in enough remaining flour to make it easy to handle. Roll dough into 12 x 12 inch square.
Cut into strips about 4 x 1-1/2 inches. Make single twist in center of each strip to form bow.
Fry a few at a time, in shortening heated to 365ºF. Fry about 1-1/2 minutes or until golden brown. Turn once. Remove with slotted metal spoon. Drain on paper towels. Sift confectioners sugar over both sides. Serve immediately or store in covered container.