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Chrusty (Chrusciki) Recipe

Tupelo   22 Jan 2007 /  #1
I know I probably butchered the spelling, but my Great Grandmother used to make them and used (of course) no mother says that she used tons of egg yolks, flour and not sure what else, but she knows there was NO dairy in them. All I keep finding is tons of recipes using either milk or sour cream. Does anyone have a recipe similar to my Grandmom Petryk's Kruschickis???
Thanks so much....

miranda   22 Jan 2007 /  #2

It's called Chrusciki or Chrusty or Faworki in Polish and I believe there is a recipe in this forum's food section:)
As far as I know eggs are a must in this recipe:) I just checked in a Poloish cook book:)

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  22 Jan 2007 /  #3
is it these?

miranda   22 Jan 2007 /  #4

Irena Z.   23 Jan 2007 /  #5
Hi. I looked in 4 OLD polish recipe books, and all the recipes call for either sweet or sour creme. But I suspect that if you leave it out and just increase the water, you will get it right. Try this one, modified from the original, with no cream in it.

5 egg yolks
1/2teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 and 1/4 cups flour
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat yolks in bowl until thick. Add salt, sugar and flavoring, beat well. Add water and flour alternately until well blended. Turn dough onto floured board. Cover and allow to rest for 10 minuets. Knead dough until dough begins to blister. Roll thin. Cut into strips about 1 inch wide by about 4 inches long. Cut gash in center and twist end through. Fry in deep fat at 375 until lightly browned. Drain on absorbent paper. When cool dust with vanilla flavored powdered sugar.

If you make them as described, they are called bow ties. If you don't cut the slit in the middle and pull part through, they are called angel wings or "pigs ears". But yummy no matter what. There is also a recipe that has brandy in it. If you want me to write it down, just say so. This recipe comes from the little book, "Polish Heirloom Recipes", from Polish Publications, Inc., Co.1953. Yes, I've made it many times, and it is good!!! You can also add Amaretto or lemon zest for different flavors. Good luck!

Tupelo   23 Jan 2007 /  #6
Thanks so much!!

I was just talking to my Mom who reiterrated that my Great Grandmother made was a pretty plain recipe....just egg yolks and flour pretty much.

Thanks again. I am actually using this recipe for my daughter's Girl Scout Troop (we are making cookies that may describe our ethnic background or heritage).


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  24 Jan 2007 /  #7
the above recipe looks good but I would also add 1-2 tablespoons of vodka .. it gives the "Faworki" this extra crust they need :)

cookie   14 Nov 2008 /  #8

4 egg yolks
2tablespoons sugar
2 oz melted butter
14 oz plain flour
quarter of a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
4 fl oz soured cream
half teaspoon of vanilla essence or extract
icing sugar for decoration

sunflour oil for frying

Mix together egg yolks, sugar, butter, flour sour cream and essence till combined kneed lightly roll out to quarter inch thich cut into strips 4 inch long and 3 quart inch wide make slits and fry till golden brown drain on kitchen papper .
mix icing sugar with few drops of vannila essence and a few drops of boiled water to thick runny paste , drizel over chrusty and allow to set .
enjoy . best wishes from christina bidzinska.

Shawn_H   19 Feb 2009 /  #9

Thanks cookie! They were great!

yaba   22 Feb 2009 /  #10
The best FAWORKI I have ever had!

1,5 cup of flour
1 tbs of butter
1 tbs of wodka (or 10% white vinegar)
100 ml sour cream
a pinch of salt
cooking oil
confectioner's sugar for dusting

1. Mix all the ingredience, put into fridge for 15 minutes.
2. Roll out - about 0,3 cm
3. With a sharp knife cut the rolled out dough into strips about 2 inches wide. Then cut
the other way on a diagonal to make pieces of dough that are about 2 inches by 4 inches
4. To form the cookie, take one end and place it through the slit
Very gently pull the end of the dough through the slit to form a bow shaped cookie
5.In a large pot or deep skillet heat cooking oil until very hot.
Fry the cookies in small batches - depending on the size of your pot
6. Drain on paper towels. Dust liberally with confectioner's sugar.

Best wishes!

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  22 Feb 2009 /  #11
Thanks for receipe. Chrusty are my favorite dessert. Mnyam-mnyam... :-)

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  22 Feb 2009 /  #12
You R welcome, more recipes You can find at my personal culinary blog at www(dot)gotowaniebezstresu(dot)pl
english version soon - promise !


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  23 Feb 2009 /  #13
Thank you , Magdalena. I'll be there. Mnyam-mnyam...Don't translate it into English so the world knows about "chrusty" - I want them only to myself! :-)

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  23 Feb 2009 /  #14
OK, Nathan ;-)
remember not to add sugar to basic dough, because it will burn too fast in hot oil.
Sugar is only for dusting.

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  30 Jul 2009 /  #15
Jul 30, 09, 06:33 - Thread attached on merging:

i lost my mom's recipe years ago and am looking for different versions of what we called angel wings. can anyone out there help me. thanks

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