Grandma Fary's recipe
This is one of my favorites (Dorothy)
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 T Sugar
- 1/4 C sweet cream or coffee cream
- 1 tsp vanilla or whiskey
- Powder Sugar
Beat sugar & egg yolks and cream a little at a time
about 5 minutes. Add vanilla or whiskey. Add just enough flour to make a soft dough. Approximately 2 cups
Turn dough out onto a floured board, divide in half, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for at least 20 minutes.
Working with half of the dough at a time, roll out to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch-wide strips. Cut these strips on the diagonal at 4-inch intervals.
Heat 2 inches of oil in a large, deep skillet to 350 degrees. Make a slit in the center of each strip of dough. Then pull one end through the slit to form a bow.
Fry 6 chrusciki at a time for 1 minute or less per side or until golden. These fry quickly, so watch closely. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. These pastries tend not to store well, but if kept tightly covered, they can be recrisped in a 350-degree oven for a few minutes and served the next day.