Step into the nostalgic realm of homemade delights with a recipe that’s sure to evoke fond memories and tantalize the taste buds: fried confection treats lovingly known as “wands”. Recalling cherished moments from childhood, I can still envision my mom expertly crafting these delectable treats, her hands deftly wielding a fluted pasta wheel to carve them into whimsical shapes reminiscent of bowties.

The magic begins with a simple yet irresistible dough, a symphony of flour, eggs, and just a hint of sweetness. As the ingredients come together, memories of laughter-filled (more like yelling-filled?) kitchens and the comforting aroma of frying treats fill the air, transporting me back to a simpler time.

With the dough rolled out and shaped into delicate wands, each one a testament to the artistry of homemade confections, they’re ready to take the plunge into a bubbling cauldron of hot oil. As they sizzle and fry to golden perfection, the kitchen is filled with the irresistible scent of crispy goodness, promising a treat unlike any other.

But it’s not just the taste that makes these wands so special—it’s the memories they hold, the stories they tell. With each bite, I’m transported back to those cherished moments spent with loved ones, gathered around the kitchen table, indulging in the simple pleasures of homemade treats and shared laughter.

So, join me on a journey down memory lane as we recreate this beloved recipe, shaping dough into whimsical wands and frying up crispy delights that are sure to enchant both young and old alike.


Jamie Mastrio
Going through some old recipes and found this - I vaguely remember it, will have to make it to see if it's what I think it is!


  • 1 jigger of whiskey
  • 1 dozen eggs room temperature, beat well
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • flour - see below


  • Add flour until mixture looks ike bread dough.
  • Kneed well. Then roll out paper thin. Cut, shape, and fry in fat.
  • Drain and cover in confectioners sugar.

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