RECIPE TITLE "Ponchiki"
recipe courtesy of Russian Foods.com
# 1 pc active dry yeast.
# 1/3 c butter.
# 1/4 c warm water.
# 1 ea egg.
# 1 1/2 c sugar.
# 3 ea egg yolks.
# 1 ts grated lemon peel.
# 1 ts vanilla extract.
# 3/4 ts salt.
# 3 1/2 c all-purpose flour.
# oil to fry.
# confectioners' sugar.
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
Beat in egg, then egg yolks, one at a time. Add vanilla extract,
lemon peel, dissolved yeast, and salt. Beat up until well mixed.
Stir in flour gradually, adding enough to make a stiff dough. Turn
dough onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic for
about 10 minutes. Place in a floured bowl. Cover. Let rise until
doubled. Shape little flat rounds. Fry in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes;
turn to brown all sides. Drain doughnuts on paper towels and sprinkle
with confectioners' sugar, if desired.
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