desserts

chrusciki

Chrusciki is the polish version of that much loved traditional treat of fried dough. This recipe is the perfect vehicle for whatever sugary sweetness your tummy is craving. Top it with berries, preserves, drizzled chocolate, or (as we’ve done here) a mound of powdered sugar. The dough itself is quite light and not overly sweet, which makes it a nice canvas for whatever your heart desires. 

 

7 egg yolks

1 Tbl sugar

1 c evaporate milk

2 c flour

4 c vegetable oil

1 Tbl white vinegar

 

Let your eggs sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes. Then separate and place yolks in a large mixing bowl. Add your sugar and evaporated milk. Whisk. Slowly add in the flour until dough is well mixed and only slightly sticky. 

In a heavy bottom pot, begin to warm the vegetable oil and vinegar over medium heat. 

Lightly flour a smooth surface. Place the dough on top and flour the dough and rolling pin. Roll out the dough to between half an inch to a quarter of an inch. 

With a pizza or dough cutter, create strips lengthwise. The cut pieces widthwise 2-3 inches long. With a floured knife, cut small slits in the middle of each piece of dough. Pull one end of the dough through the slit. 

Test the temperature of the oil by dropping a small piece of dough into the pot. The dough should immediately begin to golden without burning. Place 4-5 pieces of chrusciki in the pot for less them 30 seconds. The dough will immediately fry. Remove when golden and before dough turns a darker brown. 

Place finished chrusciki on a wire rack with paper towel underneath to catch the oil drippings. Repeat until all dough has been fried. 

Let the chrusciki cool before dusting with powdered sugar or your choice of toppings. 

Best when devoured immediately... Which will inevitably happen. Leftovers will never be a problem.