Tonight my family made Zalabiya which is basically a fried dough variety somewhere in between funnel cakes and Elephant ears. However much similar to the elephant ear variety; Zalabiya is crispy and sweet from the powdered sugar & Cinnamon. I myself call them sweet bread or Puffs and they taste just that; sweet.
1 Cups warm water
1 Teaspoon yeast
1 1/2 Cups non-sifted white flour Topping
3/4 Teaspoon salt , Powdered sugar, cinnamon
1 teaspoon of oil
Enough oil to cover deep pan
to a depth of 1 inch, approximately
1% Cups vegetable oil
Dissolve the yeast in 1 cup warm water; let sit for 10 minutes.
Place the flour into a medium bowl. Stir the yeasted water, the beaten eggs, salt, and olive oil into the flour all at once.
Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour until in bulk.
Categories: Middle Eastern Food