I couldn't eat enough of these growing up. Our Aunt Mary (RIP) used to lived in Schenectady NY, where her sisterinlaw had a corner Italian bakery, she was most popular for her powdered sugared wands. Hand made, and amazingly delicious.
Powdered Sugar Wands (Galani) from Veneto
juice of 2 oranges squeezed and seeded
3 cups flour more for rolling
1/2 cup melted butter
pinch of kosher salt
powdered sugar to sprinkle them with
oil for frying I used canola, however the recipe called for olive oil
Heat oil to a low to medium heat, adjust if they get too brown, try one strip first.
Mix all ingredients together into a smooth dough, roll very thin and cut into strips. I roll this on parchment paper and cut with a fluted edged pastry cutter, (see photo) then deep fry in hot oil, till golden brown.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool.
For the Calabria family version click here we called them ribbons or bows and use wine in our recipe. We actually twisted ours into a bow. Very similar. You will love how easy they are to make. The orange was a wonderful change, this ones a keeper!