2/3 c. water
2/3 c. flour
2 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. vegetable oil
oil for deep frying
cinnamon sugar for dredging (1/3 c. sugar + 1 tsp. cinnamon)
Combine water, oil, salt, and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the flour all at once, and combine into a thick paste, pressing with a rubber spatula to break up any lumps of flour. Allow to cool in the pan.
Put dough into a canvas pastry bag or cookie press fitted with a large star tip (the dough is very stiff and is hard to extrude with a pastry bag). Extrude out roughly 5 inch long pieces into 375°F oil, 4 or 5 at a time, and cook until golden brown, about 3 or 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels, then toss in cinnamon sugar and serve warm. This will make about a dozen.
I served these with a thickened hot chocolate made from 1/2 c. of milk, one disc of Ibarra Mexican-style chocolate, and a 1/2 tsp. of corn starch.
Word to the wise: I had a little bit of dough left in the pastry bag that I couldn’t extrude out, so I rolled it between my hands to drop in the oil. Don’t do this. The exterior of this bit set, then the interior expanded and burst, spraying hot fry oil. I escaped serious injury, but it was a close call.