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  Categories: Italian, Holiday, Desserts
       Yield: 1 servings
       2    Yeast,active dry envelopes
       1 c  -Warm water
   2 1/2 c  Flour;unbleached up to 3
       1 ts -Salt
       2 ts Anise seeds
       2 tb Olive oil
       1 c  Raisins;seedless dark
       1 c  Olive oil;or other for
   1 1/2 c  Honey
       2 tb Lemon juice
   Frittelli di Chanuka Dissolve the yeast in 1 cup of
   warm water. Combine flour, salt and anise seeds in a
   bowl. Gradually add the dissolved yeast and the 2 Tbsp
   olive oil, mixing until a rather soft dough is formed.
   Turn out onto a floured working surface. Knead for
   about 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
    Spread the raisins over the working surface and knead
   the dough over them until they have all been
   incorporated into the dough. Shape into a ball, cover
   with a clean kitchen towel and let rise in a warm
   place for 1 hour or till doubled in bulk.
    With the palms of your hands, flatten down to about
   1/2 thickness. Let rest, uncovered, 15 minutes. With
   a sharp knife, cut into 36 diamonds.
    Heat the oil in a deep saucepan and fry the diamonds
   a few at a time, turning, until golden brown on both
   sides. Transfer to a paper towel to drain.
    Heat the honey in a saucepan with 2 Tbsp of lemon
   juice and boil for just 3 minutes. Arrange frittele on
   a serving plate and pour the hot honey over them.
   YIELDS: 3 dozen