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Bishi or Zing-a-Ling

Bishi, is deep-fried dough -- lighter than donuts, more like a crueller sprinkled with sugar.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 4 people


  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¾ cups water
  • 2 eggs
  • 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.
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