This is from my Bohemian (Czech) grandmother's recipes. They are pronounced 'Liss-tay'.

Kathi
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together egg yolks, cream, salt, sugar and butter. Gradually stir in flour until dough becomes stiff enough to roll out.

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  • Roll out paper thin and cut into triangles. (Grandma would cut a slit in the middle of each and twist a corner through the slit to make them look fancier.)

  • Put enough oil in a pot to cover cookie. Heat oil until a small amount of dough placed in oil begins to fry. Deep fry each cookie in hot oil until light brown. Remove cookie from oil and drain excess oil on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

82.9 calories; 1.2 g protein; 7.8 g carbohydrates; 28.7 mg cholesterol; 5.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2005
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!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2005
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!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2005
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!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This recipe is unique. We have really enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2011
My Slovak Grandmother (Babichko) would make these....she called it "Bozi Milosti" or Liszti for short. Delicious...nothing lost in the translation! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2013
These were just what I was looking for. Reminded me of watching my Babi make these. She also cut a slit in the center and curl them around. She would let me sprinkle the powdered sugar on them. Thanks for bringing back great holiday memories. Read More
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