Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Recipe: Krusczyki

For Mother's Day, my step-mom put in a special request for an angel food cake. I was happy to oblige. Unfortunately, it left me with a lot of left-over egg yolks.

I scoured the Internet for a delicious way to use up the egg yolks. Most of the recipes I found were for sponge cake or something that would be baked in the same type of pan as the angel food cake. Now, that wouldn't work for me because, well, I had an angel food cake in that pan!

I was delighted for find this recipe for Krusczyki on (posted by SHARONA669). I'd never heard of it before, and there was no picture to go along with the recipe, but I thought I'd take a gamble.

Here's the recipe:

  • 14 egg yolks
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups shortening
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration

  1. In a large bowl mix together all ingredients except shortening and confectioners' sugar. Stir into a ball, then turn dough out onto a floured surface . Knead dough for 1/2 hour. If you have a mixer with a dough hook attachment, mix for about 15 minutes.
  2. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
  3. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into strips that are 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. In the center of each strip, cut a 1 inch slit, lengthwise.
    Pull one end of the strip through the slit to form a bow.
    (This is my interpretation of making a "bow". They kind of look like little bow ties, right?)
  4. In a frying pan or an electric skillet, melt shortening and heat to about 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). in a frying pan this would be on medium high heat.
  5. Place cookies in hot oil. Cook on both sides until lightly browned then remove to a paper towel.
  6. Dust finished cookies with confectioners sugar. Tale of Two Sisters and Their Kitchens | Krusczyki
I brought these over for Mother's Day brunch. Everyone loved them!! They are not a real sweet cookie but are more like a little doughnut. I was surprised at how well they were received.


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