opinus

opinus

Honey crunch

 

ingredients

Serves 6
500g of flour type ‘00’
4 eggs
150g of sugar
150g of honey
1 lemon
A quarter of a pint of milk
Orange flower water
30g of lard
Sunflower oil for frying

method

Work the flour and lard together in a large bowl and incorporate one egg at a time until you have a workable pasta. Roll the pasta into strips not more than 5-6mm in diameter and then chop into pieces not more than 5-6mm in length. Lightly flour the pasta and then fry in hot oil until golden. Remove and place on kitchen towel to dry.

Place the sugar in a saucepan with a little water and liquefy over a very low heat adding the honey and grated rind of half a lemon. Now add your golden pieces of pasta and fold carefully fold together. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the contents onto a marble or other smooth work surface. Before the mixture solidifies soak your hands in

Orange flower water and take a handful of the mixture and mould into a small pinecone shape.
Allow the Opinus to cool completely and serve with a nice glass of moscat.

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