Saturday, November 26, 2011

Honey Glazed Dough Crisps

I recently came back from a trip to Hong Kong, a vacation that inspired this recipe.  During my trip, I tried a new dessert at one of the Chinese restaurants.  It was a thin, crispy pastry glazed with sweet honey.  It melted in my mouth, and I instantly fell in love with this dessert. After recovering from some jetlag, I was immediately determined to figure out how to make it.  With a bit of experimentation, I was able to come up with something similar.

1 cup flour
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/4 cup corn flour for sprinkling
4 cups oil
Toasted sesame seeds

Honey glaze
1 cup honey
1/4 cup water
Put honey and water into a saucepan.  Mix and bring to a boil over medium heat.  Remove from heat.  Set aside.

Or you can use full strength honey.
Cut the dough into strips
  1. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt well.
  2. Place eggs and flour mixture into a bowl of the stand mixer. Knead with a dough hook for a few minutes.  
  3. Add shortening and continue to knead for five minutes or until the dough is smooth.
  4. Take the dough out, sprinkle with corn flour and roll dough as thin as possible on a surface area.
  5. Cut into 1" X 3"strips. 
  6. Heat oil in a pot over medium heat.
  7. Stretch strips a little before dropping into the hot oil.  Fry five or six strips at a time.  Turn several times until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels.
  8. Transfer the crisps onto a serving plate.  Pour honey glaze evenly over the crisps, sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds and serve.  

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