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Help Identifying Pastry From Wedding Reception

When I was younger, I attended my Uncle's wedding, and at the reception there were these wonderful "treats", they were like a pastry, only they were very thin (like a chip, only larger in size),and were sprinkled with powdered sugar. I remember they melted in your mouth... Because I grew up in the north east and the Bride's family was from New York, I'm not sure if these are a regional food product. Any help identifying these wonderful things and a recipe would be most helpful and appreciated.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 13, 20080 found this helpful

I believe they are called "angel wings". They are Polish and are called Kruscinki. Here is a recipe.

Ingredients

2-1/2 cups (600 ml) all purpose flour

dash salt

6 egg yolks

1 Tbs (15 ml) vanilla

1/2 pint sour cream

Crisco for frying (no substitute)

Preparation

In a large bowl, mix flour and salt.

Add egg yolks, vanilla and sour cream.

With a wooden spoon mix gently.

Remove dough from bowl onto floured surface.

Knead dough lightly until well mixed. (too much kneading will cause dough to be hard)

Divide dough into three balls.

With first ball roll lightly on floured counter into a square or rectangle. The thinner the better because they do bubble up.

Cut pieces (3 inch X 5 inch.) Slit center with sharp knife.

Drop into hot crisco 3 or 4 at a time, turning until golden brown.

Remove and set on paper towel to drain.

Repeat with remaining dough.

When cool sift generously with powdered sugar.

Store in shoe or bakery box. Do not store airtight. Dough may get soft.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 14, 20080 found this helpful

They may have been what I know as pizzelles. They are made in a specialized pizzelle iron. (sort of like a waffle iron) They are a staple in the Italian culture. They come out the size of a saucer and have powdered sugar sprinkled on top. I hope this helps.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 14, 20080 found this helpful

You may be referring to Cristolli. They are Italian, and made from mixing starch and water, etc. then deep-frying them and sprinkling with icing sugar. I don't have a recipe, but they are awesome!

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May 26, 20080 found this helpful

I grew up eating all of these. YUM.

Cristolli are a thin batter into which a hot metal shaped iron is dipped into, then deep fried. It falls off, is cooled, then dusted with powdered sugar. It is very thin and light. Sometimes a cup shaped mold is used which can be filled with creamed chicken ala king or a pudding and served immediately. Usually the cookies are rosette shaped.

Pizzelles are made with a much heavier dough that is placed into a hot iron, much like, but thinner than a waffle iron. The dough is imprinted with a pattern on both sides. Similar recipes are used to make waffle cones. Others roll the cookies while still warm and fill them with a cream filling.

The polish recipe is a dough that is rolled thin, cut and deep fried, then cooled and sprinkled with powdered sugar. They are usually cut into a diamond or rectangular shape, a slit is cut in the center and one side is pulled through the slit before fried, resulting in a twisted and shaped cookie.

Hope the explanations help you decide which best fits your memory.

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