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Chruściki (Chrusty or Faworki)
Prep Time
1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
Chruściki, faworki, chrusty or angel wings are traditional donuts prepared in Poland during the carnival period until Fat Thursday.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Polish, Vegetarian
Servings: 25 pieces
Author: Vera Abitbol
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour , sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 tablespoon alcohol of your choice (or white vinegar)
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • Icing sugar , or sugar (for sprinkling)
  1. On a work surface, mix the baking powder, sugar and flour.
  2. Make a well in the center and add the eggs, cream, salt, butter, and alcohol.
  3. Knead until reaching a smooth and homogeneous dough, about 10 minutes.
  4. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and let stand for 2 hours at room temperature.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough vigorously (incorporate 1 to 2 tablespoons of flour if the dough sticks too much) and roll it with a rolling pin to a thickness of ⅛ inch (6mm) (or thinner for crispier chruściki).

  6. Using a pastry wheel or knife, cut rectangles of about 2x1 inch (5 x 2,5 cm) and make an incision in the center of each rectangle. Take each rectangle and spread the incision to move one of its two smaller sides in this incision.

  7. Here is a video that will help you.
  8. Deep fry in a oil preheated at 350 F / 170 c, turning chruściki halfway through cooking until very golden brown about 1 minute per side. Fry a few pieces at a time without overcrowding.

  9. Drain and place on a plate covered with paper towels. Roll in powdered sugar or sugar.