Kroštule, originating from Dalmatian and Istria regions of Croatia, are a traditional pastry and are popular at Christmas time.
They are a traditional sweet crisp pastry made out of dough that have been shaped into twisted ribbons before being deep-fried and and sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Check out this recipe below.
Flour – 200 g
Sugar – 50 g
Egg yolks – 3
Oil – 100 ml
Rakija – 80 ml
Milk – 150 ml
Lemon – 1/2 skin
Oil – 500 ml for frying
Icing sugar – 100 g
Salt – 1 pinch
1. In a bowl mix together the egg yolks, sugar, milk, oil, rakija, pinch of salt and grated lemon skin.
2. Add flour then to the mixture, mixing well with a spatula. On a board, sprinkled with flour, mix the dough with your hands till its semi-hard.
3. With a rolling pin roll out the dough to 5 mm rectangular sheets. With a pastry wheel cut out strips 10 x 3 cm in size.
4. With a little knife cut a little part in the centre and through the opening pull the other end of the pastry through.
5. Deep-fry until golden in colour.
Once done take out and sprinkle some icing sugar on top.
Check out the video instructions below: