Grandma Wojtowicz' Chrusciki recipe

Grandma Wojtowicz' Chrusciki recipe
(similar to Grandma Dobiesz, but the Dobiesz family doesn't use the whisky...)

OK --- I know she professes to be Polish, but you Don't Put Citrus Extract In Chrusciki (pronounced kroos-cheeky -- sorry, closest I can get phonetically...) And (unless your religion forbids it) -- fry in lard. These are like a much thinner, more delicate (and IMHO tastier) version on Italian "angel wings".

1 dozen egg yolks and 1 whole egg
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 to 2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 jigger whisky
1 tsp salt
powdered sugar

Mix eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla and the whiskey. Blend in 2 cups flour. If dough is still sticky add more flour. Knead for 5 minutes. Roll paper-thin on floured board. Cut in diamond shapes (ok, parallelograms -- about 4" x 1-1/2")with a small slot in center. Pull 1 point of diamond through the slot and deep fry in hot lard (or shortening) about 10-15 seconds on each side -- they should only slightly color. Drain on paper then dust with powdered sugar. Makes approx 85. If you don't get this many, then you are rolling too thick!

Sewin' Sue


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