Sfingi

Cream Puff Fritters

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    100

    small fritters
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

Sfingi taste wonderfully delicate and complex even though they are one of the easiest pastries to make. Nothing more than teaspoon-sized bits of cream puff paste (pasta bignè) dropped into hot oil and fried until golden and puffed, then rolled in flavored sugar, sfingi have an elusive delicacy that makes you want to taste yet another to determine its source. One important note: since the paste itself contains no sugar, you must roll sfingi in the sugar while stil