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|Kalburabasti (Sugar Delight) Recipe|
- 1/2 Ib butter or margarine (melted)
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp cooking soda
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 cups flour
- For syrup
Put all the flour in a bowl and make a well for the butter and oil, sprinkle baking soda, baking powder and salt and begin to mix with either your hand or in a mixer adding the milk as you go along until you have a nice soft dough. It should be the consistency of your earlobe. Let it rest in the refrigerator for at least four or five hours or overnight.
Take the chilled dough out of the refrigerator and pinch some to make ball the size of a golf ball or slightly larger. Using the side with the smallest holes of your grater roll each ball over it making a larger ball with partially hollow inside. There will be the pattern of the grater on top. Place each ball on a cookie sheet and bake at 350° for about 35 minutes or until golden.
Earlier in the day boil 1 1/2 cup sugar with 1 cup water and one teaspoon lemon juice for about 25 minutes. Cool the syrup well before yo drop a few baked balls while they are still very hot. Take them out of the syrup after about ten minutes and drop the ones you have kept warm in the oven. When all the balls have been in the syrup for a while place them in a platter and pour the syrup all over them.
This is a rich dessert and the only flavoring is from the butter so be sure to use butter and no substitute please.