*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            PASSOVER LOUKOUMADES
 
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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Jewish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            -Water
      1/2   c            Oil
    2       tb           Sugar
      1/8   ts           -Salt
    1       c            Matzo cake meal
    4       lg           Eggs
                         Peanut oil
                         Pistachios -- chopped or
                         -coarsely ground
                         -----BAKLAVA SYRUP-----
    3       c            Sugar
    1 1/2   c            -Water
    2                    Oranges -- juice of, up to 3
    1                    Lemon -- juice of
      3/4   ts           Cinnamon
      3/4   ts           Cardamom -- ground (optional)
 
   SYRUP: Bring sugar, water, orange juice and lemon juice to a boil in a deep
   saucepan. Cook over low to medium heat until the syrup is thickened and
   clear, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the spices.
   Refrigerate
   for 12 to 24 hours for best results.
   LOUKOUMADES: Combine water, oil, sugar and salt in a saucepan and bring to
   a
   boil. Add matzo meal all at one time. Beating all the while, continue to
   cook
   the dough until it pulls away from the sides of the pot and forms a large
   ball.
   Remove from heat and continue mixing for 5 to 10 minutes to help the
   dough to cool to lukewarm. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly
   after each addition.
   Drop by heaping teaspoons into hot oil. They will submerge into the
   oil and then rise. Make sure that they fry n both sides and have a
   uniform golden color. Dip in syrup  and stack on a plate in the shape
   of a mountain. Sprinkle with coarsely ground or chopped pistachio
   nuts.
   * may be made with flour other times of the year
  
 
 
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