Listy (pronounced 'liss-tay') is a traditional Czech Christmas 'biscuit', a thin fried sweet dough shaped like a triangle, drenched in icing sugar. Being very light and puffy, listy makes a wonderful accompaniament to coffee or tea.
My grandmother (babka) made these, but called them "Milosty" (pronounced Meel-o-stee). She would wrap the dough in waxed paper and then refrigerate for several hours before rolling. Once rolled thin, she would cut the dough into strips instead of triangles, then fry 3 strips together in lard (not canola oil) to make interesting shapes. I love the powdered sugar on top! A big hit at family gatherings. These are seriously good!! - 09 Sep 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This recipe is unique. We have really enjoyed it. - 03 Sep 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
My Slovak Grandmother (Babichko) would make these....she called it "Bozi Milosti" or Liszti for short. Delicious...nothing lost in the translation! - 03 Feb 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)