Prep 0 mins
Cook 4 mins
These cookies are those wonderfully crispy, light as a feather fried dough cookies always made for Weddings. They look so beautiful when piled high in a pyramid on a cut crystal platter. These pastries would also be made for a Sunday dinner and served with coffee after a meal of Beef Gulyas or Chicken Paprikas. It always left traces of powdered sugar on your upper lip, and sometimes on the tip of your nose.
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon rum or 1 tablespoon whiskey
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- Place in the center of a bread board one cup of flour. Make a dent or well in the center. Add the whole yolks, sour cream, sugar, rum and salt. With a fork mix until the liquids are well combined.
- Gradually work into the flour. The dough should be of the consistency of a noodle dough. Knead for a few minutes to make the dough smooth.
- Split the dough into 2 portions. On a lightly floured board roll out each section until paper thin.
- If you have a pie crimping wheel, use it to cut the dough into squares of 3 1/2-inches or a rectangle of 3 1/2 x 2 1/2-inches. They will have beautiful serrated edges.
- With a paring knife make three or four gashes about 2 to 2 1/2-inches evenly spaced.
- Fry in a deep fat (Lard preferred, Crisco OK) until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towel.
- Sprinkle with sifted confectioners sugar.
I haven't had this pastry in forty years, but decided to try it. It brought back pleasant memories of my childhood. I gave some to my mom (86) and she said it tasted just like what her mother used to make in Hungary. Also gave some to my dghtr. and she wants to learn how to make it. Maybe we can keep our heritage alive. The above recipe will yield approx sixteen - eighteen pieces. I also added 1/8tsp. of almond extract to the recipe. Remember to dust the csoroge on both sides with powdered sugar while it is still hot.