Guanti and/or Chruscik

Recipe by Dee514
READY IN: 35mins




  • Guanti: In a large bowl, beat eggs until light, add sugar, milk, Crisco, salt and vanilla, and mix well.
  • Beat in flour, until dough is formed.
  • Using about 1/4 of the dough at a time, roll dough to wafer thinness on a floured board (or put dough through a pasta machine).
  • Using a dough cutting wheel, or knife, cut the dough into strips about 2 1/2 inches wide by 4 inches long.
  • Continue with remaining dough.
  • Deep fry the dough strips in hot oil or Crisco, until lightly golden (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Remove from pan and drain on paper towels or brown paper.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar OR lightly coat with a honey syrup (honey thinned with water) before serving.
  • Chrúscik (pronounced kris-chick-e): Mix together flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Melt butter and cream cheese with milk.
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, eggs, vanilla and brandy and mix well.
  • Add flour mixture and cream cheese mixture alternately to the egg mixture, mix well after each addition.
  • Dough should be soft.
  • On a floured pastry cloth, roll dough 1/8 inch thick.
  • Cut dough into 3 inch strips.
  • Cut a small slit in the center of each strip.
  • Pull one end of the strip through the slit in the center, forming a"twist" in the middle.
  • Fry in hot oil until light golden on each side.
  • Remove from pan, drain on brown paper.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar.