European Chruscik

    1 hour 5 minutes

    A homemade very dry dough is deep fried before being sprinkled with icing sugar to serve. They make a great movie snack.

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    Serves: 48 

    • 9 egg yolks
    • 3 tablespoons sour cream
    • 1 tablespoon rum
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil, for frying
    • 1 cup (155g) icing sugar

    Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. In a medium bowl beat the egg yolks with the sugar until well blended. Add the sour cream, rum and vanilla then mix until smooth.
    2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt then stir into the egg yolk mixture a little at a time. Turn the dough out onto a heavily floured surface and knead vigorously for about 1/2 hour. Allow the dough to absorb as much of the flour as it can so it is no longer sticky.
    3. Separate dough into 4 or 5 portions and roll out very thin. The dough should be almost as thin as paper and slightly see-through.
    4. Cut dough into strips about 3 1/2 cm wide and 10cm long. Make a 3 1/2 cm slit in the strip closer to one end. Pull the long end of the strip through the slit.
    5. Heat the oil to 190 degrees C. Fry the biscuits quickly turning once. They should be golden but not brown.
    6. Drain on paper towels and dust with icing sugar when cool.

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    Great recipe. I had trouble rolling the dough paper-thin, but I found an easier way. If you have trouble, just roll the dough as thin as possible, cut into strips, and then roll each strip separately... and continue with the process. And be sure to dust with sugar while still warm!!  -  15 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made the cookies for Christmas, my family LOVED them, we have not had them since my Grandmother died, and everyone was thrilled that I found a recipe that tasted just like the one we knew from our childhood.  -  31 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Turned out just like my mothers and grandmothers. You can't eat just one.  -  16 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)