Anyway, it's only the name. They are simple. It is a deep-fried dough sprinkled with icing sugar, nothing else. But they are very, very good.
I remember once my grandma was frying them in the morning and later at school girls where wondering who has new perfumes and after a while I understood this was me. They smelled my grandma's chrusty! I'm not sure if she added some aroma to it, but yes they smell lovely even on their own.
They also work great as a stress relief. Just read a recipe ;)
White plate, you may want to check it even to just look at the beautiful photos.
Chrusty, faworki, angel wings
recipe from beautiful blog White plate
- 500 g plain flour
- 4-5 yolks
- 2 Tbsp vinegar (I substituted with rum)
- pinch of salt
- 200 g sour cream
- 3 packets of Frytex or different shortaning deep-fry (you can use it also oil or lard)
- icing sugar for sprinkling
It takes quite a long time. You will know that the dough is ready when it will be smooth and elastic.
If it is too dry add extra one or two tablespoons of the sour cream.
And now the fun part. Put the dough on the counter and start beating it with a rolling pin. If you beat it well, you will get more air bubbles and your chrusty will be lighter and better.
Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and leave it in a fridge for an hour.
Split the dough into a few smaller parts and roll it very thin. If you have a pasta roller, use it.
The thiner the better. Mine were still to thick.
Cut the rolled dough into rectangles 6-cm long and 4-cm wide (they should be longer than wider and shouldn't be bigger than a pot you are frying them in).
Cut a slit in the middle of every rectangle.
And pull one end through the slit.
Heat Frytex or oil in a big pot or saucepan to 175°C. Use enough oil that chrusty can float freely.
Fry chrusty around 1 minutes on every side (or until golden). Don't overcrowd the pan, as the oil temperature will drop down. Flip them using wooden skewers.
Take them out of the oil and put it on a plate covered with paper towel to absorb extra oil.
Sprinkle chrusty with the icing sugar.