Christmas in Croatia is a time to bring out the traditional recipe books and respect the past generations. Angel Wings, or Kroštule in Croatian, are a typical sweet delight served though the festive period and they are extremely easy to make and very tasty.
This sweet pastry is made from dough and twisted into thin ribbons and sprinkled powdered sugar. Follow our Kroštule recipe and make your own Croatian Christmas treats this holiday season.
Ingredients for Angel Wings
For approximately 25
o 1½ cups plain flour o ¼ tsp salt o 3 egg yolks o 1 tsp caster sugar o 1 tbsp sour cream o 2 tbsp rakija o 1 tsp vanilla paste o 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind o Cooking oil, for frying o 2 tbsp icing sugar
Just follow these steps
Place the flour onto a work surface, sprinkle with the salt and form a well in the centre.
Place the egg yolks, 1 tablespoon of caster sugar, sour cream, rakija, vanilla and lemon rind into a bowl and mix with a fork and pour into the flour well.
Mix ingredients together with your fingers.
Knead the dough for 10 minutes until smooth.
Roll with a rolling pin and then cut the strips into pieces 15cm long and 2 cm wide. If you have a crimped pair of scissors or cutters it’s even better.
Place strips gently into the preheated oil and cook on both sides until golden brown.
Drain on kitchen paper and sprinkle with icing sugar and hey presto you have kroštule.