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Sicilian Sfinci Recipe

Sicilian Sfinci Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Additional Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Course Cookies and Pastries
Cuisine Italian


  • 250 g boiled and mashed potatoes 1cup
  • 500 g flour 4 cups
  • ~500 ml water or milk ~ 2 cups
  • 1 packet organic instant yeast
  • vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp ECO oil
  • Organic sunflower oil
  • granulated sugar
  • powdered cinnamon


  • Pour the sifted flour, then boiled and crushed the potatoes, the yeast dissolved in warm water or warm milk, the vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and 2 tbsp of oil into a bowl (where we will let the dough rise).
  • Knead vigorously until a rather soft but not liquid homogeneous mixture results, making sure that there are no lumps.
  • Cover the bowl with a cotton cloth and let rise for 2 hours it must double in volume;
  • With the help of two wet spoons, slide a few portions of the dough directly into the boiling oil and cook for 3-4 minutes, turning them so that they become golden.
  • Drain on absorbent paper to remove excess oil.
  • Pass them in the granulated sugar mixed with a little cinnamon.


You can flavor your dough with orange or lemon zest.
Keyword sicilian sfinci
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