Hey Guys, it’s Mardi Gras ! A traditional way to celebrate Mardi Gras (besides the famous carnaval) is to to eat “Oreillettes“. It is a traditional pastry from the south of France with a sweet orange flower taste. Hope you will enjoy !
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of orange blossom water
- 1/2 cup of canola oil
- 3 tablespoons of baking powder
- 4 cups flour
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
1 . In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, salt, eggs, orange blossom, baking powder and canola oil. Slowly add the flour into the mixture.
2 . Mix until you have a firm rough dough.
3 . Roll out the dough (on a flat, floured surface) as thinly as possible (about 2 mm) in a somewhat rectangular shape. This should be fairly easy as the dough should be elastic and moist.
4 . Cut out stripes about 1 1/2″ to 2″ wide. Divide the stripes into smaller rectangles, approximately 4″ long and with a knife, make a 1 1/2″ long slit in the center of each rectangle, lengthwise.
5 . Heat the oil in a frying pan (oil should be about 1″ or 1 1/2″ deep) until boiling hot. Place a few of your small rectangle of dough in it, making sure they don’t touch each other. Flip once, after only a few seconds, then wait a few seconds longer.
6 . Take out as soon as the oreillettes have a nice golden color. Drain on paper towels placed in a plate.
7 . Once all the oreillettes are cooked, sprinkle with powdered sugar.