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Portuguese Rakita Recipe


1/4 cup water

1/4 cup shortening

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large banana, mashed

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 egg, beaten

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Coat a large, shallow bowl with vegetable oil. Stir in water, shortening, and flour. Make a well in the center and pour in water and vanilla. Return dough to pan and pour soup mixture over the mixture. Seal and refrigerate until firm but still warm, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, heat chocolate in oven.

Shape dough into the following balls:

In a large bowl, roll each ball out to 1/2 inch in thickness. Form them into rings about 1/4 inch larger than your snake.

Heat oil in heavy skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Fry the rings in the pan for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Position golden fried rings in shallow baking dish.

With a fork, slide the filling into the center of each skillet-sized jellyroll. Continue pan-filling folding and filling until rings are 8 inches wide, 13 inches long and 3/4 inch deep. Cool before cutting into squares.