1/2 Photos of Pulaski's Favorite Pontshki ( Polish Doughnuts)
2 hrs 20 mins
Way back on Shrove Tuesday, the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the Poles celebrate the last day of parties & festivals by baking & serving "pontshki". This was My Polish Grandmothers recipe. Never Made it--it is very time consuming ! I like this recipe because the doughnuts you get now are nothing like these! The old way is the best way & Taste a whole lot better! Never made these so have no Idea on cooking time or Prep time may be around 60 to 65 because of the yeast & dough rising time?
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- 1 (1 ounce) compressed yeast cake
- 2/3 cup warm milk
- 1 1/3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons butter, softened
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon mace or 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 2/3 cups warmed flour
- 4 -5 egg yolks, well beaten
- 6 -8 tablespoons lukewarm milk
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1Mix crumbled yeast cake in lukewarm milk. Add the smaller amount of flour & set to rise in a warm place, covered with warm cloth, 20-25 minutes.
- 2Stir butter, lemon rind (optional) sugar, mace or nutmeg & salt together.
- 3Add the warm flour & egg yolks.
- 4Mix this with yeast sponge & add enough lukewarm milk to make a dough as thick as bread dough.
- 5Add butter, melted & cooled, & beat thoroughly for 10-15 minutes or until bubbles appear on surface of dough.
- 6Cover& allow to rise about 20 minutes, then mix it lightly again.
- 7Flour a board & take out small portions at a time.
- 8Roll out to 1/3-inch thickness & cut in 2 to 2- 1/2 inch rounds.
- 9For filling, use prune jam, marmalade or jelly.
- 10Place filling in center of each dough round, leaving enough space around filling to press down & top round.
- 11Wet edges before doing this.
- 12Close edges tightly but do not spread dough out too large, trim edges again with cutter.
- 13Lay on floured board to rise for about 1 hour or more.
- 14They must be about twice their thickness.
- 15Cover with warm cloth.
- 16FRY in deep hot fat (360-370°F )& when golden brown on both sides, drain & sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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Nutritional Facts for Pulaski's Favorite Pontshki ( Polish Doughnuts)
Serving Size: 1 (44 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 143.4
- Calories from Fat 49
- Total Fat 5.4 g
- Saturated Fat 3.1 g
- Cholesterol 43.9 mg
- Sodium 60.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 20.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
- Sugars 3.7 g
- Protein 3.0 g