Bishi or Zing-a-Ling
Bishi, is deep-fried dough -- lighter than donuts, more like a crueller sprinkled with sugar.
- 1 package dry yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- ¾ cups water
- 2 eggs
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- 1 cup flour
- vegetable oil (for frying)
Dissolve yeast and sugar in ¾ cup water.
Mix flour, baking powder, and eggs in a bowl. Stir in yeast mixture until blended. Let stand 20 minutes to allow mixture to thicken and rise.
Heat vegetable oil, such as Mazola, in a deep fryer to 375°F.
Test with a small amount of dough. Drop dough in hot oil, one tablespoon at a time.
Fry until golden brown all around.
After frying, drain on paper towels, then dust with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.