|Krushki or Crushiki - no matter how you spell it or what your background is,|
a fried dough product with powdered sugar is Delicious!
Just realized that I never posted the Polish Foods Recipes from when I did Living Well with Pat Nogar's show in December. Lord Have Mercy! I don't know where the past 2 months have gone, but I can say, we've been busy with holidays, parties, events, and work work work. Herewith are the recipes I made/shared on television. I really must thank my good friend, Lynnette Nagle for her family recipes. Without her, I would not have had anything to make, share or talk about. She saved me and gave me something that I never got from my own family - treasured recipes that make memories.
- 3 Cups Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour (if you want, you could use a half and half combo of AP and Whole Wheat flours, just to feel a tad bit less guilty!)
- 6 Egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of White Rum (or a light Whiskey)
- 1 Cup Sour Cream - feel free to use low-fat Sour Cream, but not Fat-Free
- Canola or Vegetable oil - for frying
- Preheat vegetable or canola oil in a stock pot - heat to 350 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until dough forms, similar to pie dough. Do not over-mix. Form the dough into a ball, then wrap in plastic wrap and let rest and chill for ½ hour.
- While oil is pre-heating, roll out the a quarter piece of the dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough out very thin - then cut it into narrow strips using a pizza wheel cutter if you have one. For authentic Crushiki, tie each ribbon of dough into a loose knot
- Fry the dough in the oil until golden brown, about 1 minute. Do not add too many pieces of dough to the oil or else the temperature will drop too drastically, causing the dough to absorb too much oil. Remove the ribbons and place onto a sheet tray lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil. Continue frying the dough in batches until it is all rolled out and fried.
- Dust generously with powdered sugar and enjoy! Will keep for up to 3 days, covered in a large container or in a large plain paper bag.