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Priganice (pronounced PREE' GAH NEETS EH) or prikle (PREE' KLEH) is a deep-fried confection, somewhat like a "doughnut hole." It is found all along the Dalmatian Adriatic.
5 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. anise extract
1+ ounce whiskey
1/4 cup warm water
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. brown sugar
1 1/2 pkgs. yeast (dry)
2 tsp. lemon rind
1 cup raisins
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 1/2 - 2 cups warm water
Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water.
Beat eggs with vanilla, anise, and whiskey.
Scald milk and add sugar and salt.
Sift flour with spices.
Add lemon rind and raisins to egg mix.
Combine everything in large bowl then add 1 1/2 cups to 2 cups warm water (adjust the amount to get a mixture that's not too sticky, not too dry)
Mix for 10 minutes until dough falls off spoon.
Cover with damp towel. Let double.
Deep fry in oil at 350 degrees F. Plop into oil by scraping dough off one spoon with another (or with your finger). Turn while cooking to get even brown color.
Sprinkle with additional granular sugar and cinnamon.
The orginal recipe called for only nutmeg and cinnamon but I like the addition of anise extract and cloves -- gives it more flavor. Also I suggest being liberal with the whiskey and the raisins. In this case, more is better, in my opinion......
Hope people enjoy this!
Recipe from Suzy Ninkovich Fortier of Visalia, California.