How about trying this old Armenian favorite with a slight variation to it? Here is a recipe for bishi, made with deep-fried dough and a generous sprinkling of sugar, the Kardashian sisters absolutely love it.
This recipe is all about getting your oil just at the right temperature, so invest in a deep fat thermometer which you can make use of in future. The ones which clip to the side of the pots are quite useful. Whether you are using a deep pot or deep fryer, be careful not to add too much oil, it should fill only half the pot and not go beyond the fill line of a deep fryer.
Let's get started. Check your pantry for the following ingredients:
One packet of dry yeast
One teaspoon of sugar
Three-quarters of a cup of lukewarm water
One cup of flour
One and a half teaspoon baking powder
Four cups of vegetable oil, for frying. Keep it handy in case you need to add more.
Powdered sugar to sprinkle
Follow these directions, and you are good to go!
Firstly, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the lukewarm water.
Then mix the flour, eggs and baking powder in a bowl.
Stir the yeast into the mixture and make sure that it has blended well.
Leave the mixture to stand for twenty minutes to rise and thicken.
[caption id="attachment_3064" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kourtney Kardashian trying her hand at making bishi[/caption]
In the meantime, add your oil to your cooking device and heat it to three hundred and seventy-five degrees Celsius.
Once the oil and the dough are ready, test using a small piece of dough.
Add you balls of dough one tablespoon at a time, carefully, so as not to splash the oil.
Don't place too many balls of dough into the oil at once.
Remove the bishi from the oil and drain them on a paper towel.
Once the oil has drained, simply sprinkle the bishi with powdered sugar, and they are ready to serve.