This is a deep fried Italian pastry that my grandmother used to make.
Thank you for posting this recipe! My italian grandmother used to make these every Christmas and (although I don't know the spelling) called them "sko-wheelies". She tied them differently, however. Take the rectangular piece of rolled out dough and make a cut down the center (leaving about an inch or more uncut at each end). Then take one end and put it through the center cut to the other side so that it looks twisted in the middle. She also used a pasta machine to flatten out the dough (since she made it in mass quantities!). - 03 Aug 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I followed this recipe exactly and there is simply not enough liquid. I ended up adding an extra egg, another tablespoon of butter and the sherry before it became dough like. - 08 Jul 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
My grandmother used to make these every Christmas and I miss them. She used to decorate them with red & green round sprinkles and then drizzled them with honey. YUMMMMM! She called them "Honey Ribbons." - 25 Apr 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)