Sajima

Sajima

INGREDIENTS

Dough:
1 1/2 cups MAYA All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 whole eggs
1 egg yolk
oil for deep fat frying

Syrup:
1/2 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon vinegar (optional)
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup chopped cashew nuts

PROCEDURE

Mix flour, baking powder, eggs and egg yolk. Knead until dough is smooth and fine.

With a rolling pin, roll out into a rectangle 1/8 inch thick. Cut into strips 4 inches long and 1 inch wide. Lay 2 strips together and make a knot loosely in the middle.

Heat oil until very hot. Deep fry the knotted strips until golden brown and expanded. Combine first 4 ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until it spins a thread. Prepare syrup.

When syrup is ready, dip each fried knotted strip in syrup. Then quickly roll in chopped cashew nuts.

YIELD

2 dozen pieces

NOTES

This recipe is from The Great MAYA Cookfest, circa 1976, as submitted by Genoveva Go Cu of Tondo Metro Manila.

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