Fried sweet balls

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For the dough:
450 g all-purpose flour
430 g water
3 tablespoons sugar
1 pack dry yeast (11g)

For the syrup:
3 tea cups sugar
2 tea cups water
2 teaspoons lemon juice

sunflower oil for frying

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Stir until they are well combined. The dough should be very sticky and almost liquid-like. Leave it to rest for about an hour, cover with a towel or plastic wrap.

Boil the water, sugar and lemon juice until the syrup thickens a bit. Leave it to chill.

Stir the dough with a spoon and then it should be ready for frying. Heat the cooking oil in a deep frying pan. There should be lots of oil. When it’s well-heated grab some of the dough and clench your fist so that a small ball with the size of a walnut will get through between your thumb and your index finger. Using a spoon drop this ball into the cooking oil.

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Repeat this until you run out of dough.
Cook until each side is golden in color. Take them out and soak them into the syrup. Serve immediately after cooking.

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