1 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups white flour
2 eggs, lightly whisked
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
Place the water, brown sugar, salt, and butter in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the vanilla and flour then mix really well, stirring over a gentle heat until the mixture starts to leave a flim on the base of the pan when stirred.
Remove from the heat allow to cool for 15 minutes before beating in the eggs, a little at a time.
Place the mixture in a piping bag with a star shaped nozzle.
Heat oil in a large saucepan until a little dough sizzles when it is dropped in. Pipe in fingers of batter and cook in batches until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel and then dust with combined sugar and cinnamon.
Serve with a chocolate dipping sauce. I use chocolate melted with cream and a little cinnamon.