Chrusciki (Angel Wings)

Chrusciki - 400w

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Sometimes called bowties.

  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsps sugar
  • 5 tbsps sour cream
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp brandy, cognac or bourbon or can just use vanilla
  • Add salt to the eggs yolks in a mixer bowl and beat until thick and lemon colored.

Add the flavoring and beat.  Add the sour cream and flour alternating between the two.  Blend until well combined. Remove and knead a bit on a board.

To cut:  either use a rolling pin and roll out as thin as you can or use a pasta machine and put through the widest opening first (#1) then put thru #3 and then finally thru #5.  Even off edges and cut into approximately 3/4″ wide strips.  Make a slit down the middle center.  Pull one end of the strip thru the middle slit and pull through to form a slightly knotted Chrusciki.  Continue until all are cut.

Heat oil or shortening (I prefer shortening for a more tender crust) to 375 – add the strips and cook until golden brown, flipping once during cooking – this usually takes abut 3 minutes in all.  Remove from fat and drain on paper towels.  When cool, generously dust with confectioners sugar.

Enjoy!!!

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