Local productsSunday 12 March 2017

Recipe of the Week: Gansa Nissarda (Li Gansa à la nissarda)

Gansa Nissarda (Li Gansa à la nissarda) is a traditional dessert from Nice in Côte d'Azur.

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Gansa Nissarda (Li Gansa à la nissarda) is a traditional dessert from Nice in Côte d'Azur.

Ingredients:

  • 250 g flour,
  • 50 g granulated sugar,
  • 2 eggs,
  • 1 pinch of salt,
  • Half a grated lemon peel,
  • 40 ml milk,
  • 80 g butter,
  • 10 g baking powder (a teaspoon),
  • olive oil
  • Icing sugar

Put the flour in a fountain shape, add whipped eggs, olive oil, grated peel,  orange blossom water, baking powder (optional), and salt.

Mix for five minutes then let it rest for at least 2 hours in a big bowl.

Roll it 3mm thick, remove the excess flour with a flour brush. Cut the dough into 2cm large and 10cm long stripes with a rolling knife. Make a knot with the stripes, then dip them into boiling oil. Wait until they get a nice colour, remove them and drain them on kitchen towel. Sprinkle icing sugar.

 

Deborah Bellotti

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