Häfele´s Wood Shavings

Here at HäfeleHome, we know you can do just about anything with deco except eat it... so we gathered these delicious holiday recipes from our friends and colleagues.
Häfele´s Wood Shavings
4 2/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup sugar
1/4 cup vanilla sugar
½ lemon peel, grated
3 eggs
1/4 cup rum
9 Tbsp. butter
Shortening for frying
Icing sugar
Rest period: 1 hour
Working time: approx. 25 minutes
Mix the flour with baking powder and knead with sugar, vanilla sugar, lemon peel, eggs, rum and butter to a smooth dough. Wrap it into a foil and put it in the fridge for 1 hour.
Tip: Instead of vanilla sugar, use the inside of a vanilla bean.
Roll out the dough to a thickness of approx. 1/8 inch thick. Cut out 1.25” x 4” rectangles. Cut a 2” long slit in the middle and pull the dough flap through the slit. Heat the shortening to 380 degrees and fry the shavings  in a deep skillet until they are golden yellow. Drain them on a kitchen paper and serve sprinkled with icing sugar.
Tip: The frying fat has the right temperature when bubbles rise on a wooden spoon. Remove the shavings with a slotted spoon.