Granny josephine’s traditional chruściki (Faworki)

Author: Róża Laskowska – thyssenkrupp Materials Poland


  • 2 glasses of wheat flour and additionally 1 glass for sprinkling of a kitchen counter

  • 1 pinch of salt

  • 5 yolks

  • 2-3 teaspoons of 18% cream

  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

  • 0,25 ml of alcohol

  • Powdered sugar and vanilla sugar for sprinkling


Chruściki, also known as faworki, is Polish, German and Lithuanian traditional crunchy deep fried delicacy in a shape of bow, sprinkled with powdered sugar.

According to the old Polish custom, the carnival is the time of frying donuts (paczki) and faworki (chruściki). It is also fried on Fat Thursday, which this year falls on February 16. This day heralds the end of winter.

I make chruściki according to my granny Josephine’s recipe. Prepared this way, they are delicate, crunchy and very tasty. Try one, and you won’t resist the rest. This is my daughter Patricia’s favorite delicacy. When making them, I always remember my childhood home full of smells and tastes.

Don’t mind the calories. Simply enjoy the taste of this old Polish delicacy Below you’ll find my granny Josephine’s recipe.


1. Cut it into strips of about 3 cm, make a hole in the middle and form a bow.
2. Put them to preheated oil
3. I lay the chruściki on the paper towel. When they cool down, I sprinkle them with powdered sugar mixed with vanilla sugar.
4. Enjoy!