Faworki (Polish Chrusciki)


Traditional Polish crispy pastry twists made for Carnival time. They are deep-fried and sprinkled with confectioners' sugar. Light and delicious!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
22 mins
20 twists


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 6 egg yolks

  • 3 tablespoons sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 tablespoon rum

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar, or as needed


  1. Combine flour, egg yolks, sour cream, sugar, butter, rum, and salt in a large bowl; mix to form a dough.

  2. Knead dough lightly and roll out on a floured surface. Cut into strips 4 inches long and 3/4 inches wide. Cut a slit in the middle of each strip. Twist and pull one end through the slit.

  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan. Test the temperature by dropping in a pastry twist; the oil is ready when it browns and float to the surface.

  4. Fry pastry twists in batches until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Cook's Note:

Substitute vinegar for the rum, if desired. This helps the dough to puff up a little when it's fried.

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

126 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 126
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 26mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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