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AL BUSSLAN (ring cake)


Busslan is a doughnut, the term apparently derived from ‘bucella’ meaning ‘small bite’. A sweet made from a few simple ingredients, it is suitable as a breakfast cake or in a mouth-watering version accompanied by eggnog.


400 gr of flour
180 gr of sugar
100 gr of butter
3 eggs
½ glass of milk
1 sachet of yeast
grated lemon rind


Make a well in the flour and put in the center the soft butter in pieces and the sugar, then the 3 egg yolks, a pinch of salt, a little grated lemon rind, the yeast and knead, pouring the milk into the mixture little by little. Pour the mixture into a buttered pan; bake for about 1 hour at 180°C (350°F). If you wish, before baking, you can brown the surface with the beaten white of an egg (using a kitchen brush) and sprinkle it with granulated sugar and chopped almonds.