Chrusti - lover's knots

Yield: 3 Servings

Measure Ingredient
5 \N Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla
½ cup Sugar
2 tablespoons Butter (or shortening)
½ teaspoon Salt
2½ cup Flour


Hot fat at 375 degrees

Sif the flour, sugar and salt together. Cut in butter. Add vanilla to the eggs and beat until light and frothy. Mix this into the flour.

Do not add more egg than to make the flour dough easily handled. If using large eggs, start with 3 and vanilla and then beat additional egg or eggs until frothy if needed. Knead on lightly floured board for 3 minutes.

Roll dough about ⅛ inch thich and cut, with floured knife, into strips 1½ inches wide and 4 inches long. Make slash 1 inch long in center of each piece. Lift and carefully slip one end through the slit. This forms the knot.

Drop the knots carefully into deep fat being careful not to crowd them. Fry until they are light golden brown on one side, turn and fry on other side. (They are done when fork inserted comes out clean).

Remove, drain on paper towel. When cool, toss in a bag with confectioners sugar.

Makes about 3 doz.

From: A World of Good Eating

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