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Portzelky (New Year's Cookies)

Portzelky (New Year's Cookies)

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Julianna.Marie

A nice deep-fried cookie that tastes delicious! This is why you only eat them once a year! Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve on New Year's!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 72 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 32 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Dissolve sugar in lukewarm water in a large bowl and sprinkle yeast over the top. Let yeast activate until it forms a creamy layer on top of the water, about 10 minutes.
  2. Rinse raisins and pat dry with paper towels. Stir raisins into yeast mixture; beat eggs, lukewarm milk, and salt into yeast mixture. Beat flour into liquid ingredients until dough is smooth. If dough is too sticky, beat in 1/4 cup more flour. Cover dough and set aside in a warm place to rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Heat vegetable oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) in a large saucepan or deep fat fryer.
  4. Scoop up dough by tablespoon and drop, a few at a time, into the hot oil. Fry until lightly browned; drain on wire racks set over paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
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gehk
2
1/5/2013

We eat these every year. The dough is a thick batter, thicker than pancake batter, thinner than nut bread. I dip the spoon into the hot fat in between each "cookie". It keeps the spoon cleaner. Sometimes I make a thin powdered sugar glaze and drizzle over the warm cookies. they make very interesting shapes, and discussing them is half the fun.