Czech listy (Sweet fried dough biscuits)

Czech listy (Sweet fried dough biscuits)


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About this recipe: 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.


Serves: 24 

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 950ml rapeseed oil for deep frying

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Mix together egg yolks, cream, salt, sugar and butter. Gradually stir in flour until dough becomes stiff enough to roll out. Roll out paper thin and cut into triangles.
  2. Put enough oil in a pot to cover biscuit. Heat oil until a small amount of dough placed in oil begins to fry. Deep fry each biscuit in hot oil until light brown; remove from oil and drain excess oil on kitchen paper. Sprinkle with icing sugar.

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