Faworki

I didn’t expect that one of the Polish sweetness which we eat especially during the last week of the carnival can make a big splash in Madeira. Faworki (chruściki) are traditional sweet crunchy pastries, in the form of thin twisted ribbons and they are quite easy to make. You have to try them.

Ingredients:

  • 250-300 grams of wheat flour
  • 4-5 tablespoons of cream 18-20%
  • 3-4 egg yolks
  • pinch of salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons of rum / vodka / strong alcohol
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 500-1000ml of oil for frying
  • powder sugar for sprinkling

Preparation:

  • In a bowl, combine wheat flour, cream, egg yolks, salt, alcohol, and baking powder. Knead the dough.
  • You need approximately 10-15 minutes to work with the dough. It’s also good to roll out the dough with a rolling pin for about 3-4 minutes. It will be airier. With this activity, you can get rid of all your stress 🙂
  • Sprinkle the tabletop with a little flour. Roll out the whole into a thin dough.
  • First, cut the dough into strips approximately 2-3 cm wide and then into rectangles or diamonds. Score each piece in the middle and pass one end of the dough through the notch.
  • Faworki fry in hot fat until golden brown on both sides (about 1-2 minutes side). Remove with a slotted spoon and drain the fat on a paper towel. Finally, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Enjoy your meal and share these awesome pastries with your friends!

I made faworki first time in my life here in Madeira and I have to admit I was surprised I made them well. Although after few tries I realized they are easy to make. So good luck!

Stella Kołodziejczak
Volunteer at Teatro Metaphora – Associação de Amigos das Artes
European Solidarity Corps  
To know more: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en


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