Scalidi are little twisted cookies deep fried and coated with honey. They also make an appearance around Christmas time. This is Mom’s recipe. It makes a lot! Mom used to braid them but I twist them around the end of a spoon. It is easier. You can obviously do it however you choose.
6 eggs (beaten)
1 cup of sugar
pinch of salt
6 cups of flour
1 tsp. of baking powder
1 cup oil
1 cup of milk
(optional add zest of one lemon and 1 tsp of vanilla)
Add eggs, oil, milk and sugar together and blend well. Slowly add is six cups of flour plus baking powder until the dough is tacky. It will be a little wetter than the wine cookie dough. Let it sit 15 minutes.
Roll out pencil-thick ropes and braid the ropes into cookies about 5 inches long, or wrap them around the end of a floured wooden spoon to form a ladder.
Fry them in 375 degree oil for about five minutes or until golden brown. Let them drain and cool. They will be honeyed after they cool down.