One thing I'm finding a bit difficult while reading my Grandma's cookbook is that there are no pictures in it. I have no idea what most of her recipes are supposed to look like when finished. So I either guess or look up someone else's recipe online to get a ballpark picture in my mind.
This recipe was particularly interesting to me because I couldn't for the life of me figure out what the heck the result would be.
It's a deep fried cookie...with wine in it.
After doing some research, I found that this cookie can be compared to the Polish cookie called kruschicki. Only kruschicki is sometimes made with whiskey and has a distinctive bowtie shape. The csorege I made following Big Grandma's recipe only called for me to cut the dough, not shape it. Therefore, mine were just flat. The kids enjoyed them!
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 Tbsp cream or milk
- 1 Tbsp wine (I used white)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- About 1 1/2 to 2 cups flour
Combine above adding enough flour to make a soft dough. Roll thin and fry in deep fat.
Things I noticed:
- Make sure your dough is not too wet. It will be hard to roll out thin. I suggest starting with a heavy cup of flour and add from there as you see fit.
- I used canola oil to fry and it was good. Pay very close attention to the frying dough as it only takes about 30 seconds on each side to cook.
- The cookies are sweet on their own, but sprinkling some powdered sugar on top makes them much prettier.