Creole Rice Snack Cakes
|Title:||Creole Rice Snack Cakes|
1/2 cup rice
1 1/8 teaspoons active dry yeast
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg *
Pour rice into 3 cups of RAPIDLY boiling water. Cook until tender. Do not cover. Drain, then chill and mash.
Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Add to rice; mix well and then let rise overnight (outside of refrigerator). Keep covered with a dish towel or loose fitting cover.
Add eggs, sugar and flour to the rice mixture; beat thoroughly. Let rise for 15 minutes; stir in nutmeg.
Drop by large spoonsful into deep, HOT oil. Fry until golden brown, drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
* Alternative seasonings: Lemon extract, cinnamon, cardamom, orange extract, grated orange zest.