In other parts of Poland, this delicacy is called differently. In the place where my husband was born, it is called chrusty and here in Poznań, where we live, they called it faworki. This delicious, crunchy, sweet snack is a traditional Polish cookie which is cooked deep-fried thin twisted ribbons and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Most often they are prepared during special ocassions and Fat Thursday, but they are so delicious and easy to make that they appear much more often at home 🙂

Ingredients:

4 egg yolks
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon alcohol 95%
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 cup of flour
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
0.7 liter of oil plus 1 tablespoon of alcohol 95% , for frying
powdered sugar for dusting

Procedure:

Combine together the egg yolks, vinegar, 1 tablespoon of alcohol, sour cream, sugar, flour and vanilla into a bowl and form a smooth dough. Place the dough in a floured board. Cover and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Roll out the dough thinly using a rolling pin. Cut sides or the edges to make a nice rectangular shape using a pizza cutter. Cut 1 inch wide strips and cut into half. Make a slit into the middle of each piece leaving at least ¼ to both ends. Insert one end through the slit to form a twist. Heat the oil and a spoon of alcohol into a pot over a (medium heat). Drop 4 pieces into a hot oil and fry each side for 1 minute or until golden (I fry the dough in batches). Remove from oil and place into a paper towel to remove excess oil. Allow to cool. Place all Chrusty into a serving plate and dust with powdered sugar 🙂

Enjoy!

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