Angel Wings (Khrusty)- Recipe
Angel Wings, known as, Khrusty, or Chrusciki, are a very popular and dainty dessert specialty found in Polish bakeries, European specialty stores, and even some grocery stores. They are very light and airy, and quite simple to make. My granddaughter already loves these, so I make sure these are on hand when she is visiting. This recipe makes 24-30 pieces.
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 Tbs. white vinegar (see TIP below)
- 1 Tbs. sour cream
- 1 Tbs. sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Crisco, or Canola oil for frying
- Powdered sugar
- Mix all ingredients together to form dough smooth enough to roll out.
- Place your dough on a floured board, or counter top.
- Use a rolling pin and roll out the dough very thin, 1/8 inch thick or slightly thinner.
- Use pizza cutter, and cut 1 inch wide slices, then cut these into 3 inches long pieces.
- Make a lengthwise slid in the middle of each of the 1 x 3 inch pieces, leaving at least ¼ inch from each end.
- Pull one end through the slid, to form a twist.
- Fill a frying pan with canola oil, about 2 inches deep.
- Heat the oil to about 200 degrees (to test the oil, drop in one piece of dough, and if it starts to sizzle, the oil is ready).
- Place your angel wings in the hot oil, as many as you can fit without crowding them.
- Fry for one minute on one side.
- Turn them over (I use a fork), and fry on the other side for another minute.
- Using tongs, remove golden fried angel wings onto a platter lined with paper towel, to absorb any excess oil.
- Cool them completely.
- Sprinkle generously with powdered sugar on both sides.
Angel Wings are an excellent accompaniment to a nice cup of your favorite tea.
Tip: I use 1 tsp. of vinegar and 1 tsp. of Rectified Spirit (95% alcohol). The
alcohol evaporates during frying, but makes the dough very light.