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Deep-fried pastry ribbons


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By Tessa Kiros

Published 2003

  • About

These ribbons of pastry suddenly appear out of nowhere amongst the costumes and masks of February, and are found unevenly stacked up in every shop and every home.

The pastry strips may also be rolled out in a pasta machine to the final setting, and cut. They can be eaten plain or served with ice-cream or with crème anglaise and fruit.

If you will be serving them with crème anglaise and fruit, prepare those first so the dish can be served as