Sfinciuni Dolci di Riso

Sweet Sicilian Rice Fritters

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Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

By Valentina Harris

Published 1995

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The origin of these rice fritters is to be found in Sicily’s Arab heritage. Apparently, one of the culinary habits in those times was to fry certain foods which had previously been allowed to ferment. These were known as ‘sfinci’ from which the Sicilians have derived their name for all manner of fritters – with potatoes, pumpkins, ricotta cheese and many other things. They are crisp and very crackly on the outside, with a soft inside rather like an orange rice pudding