Doughnuts

Пончики

Preparation info

  • About

    1 Dozen

    Doughnuts
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

A Taste of Russia

A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

  • About

Doughnuts are a great favorite in Russia, especially in Moscow, where they are rarely prepared at home since it’s so easy to run to the nearest doughnut stand and get them piping hot from a large vat of fat, over which an equally large woman usually presides. Russian doughnuts are traditionally fried in oil and lard, with a few tablespoons of vodka added to keep them from absorbing too much grease. Here I’ve opted for pure vegetable oil. These ponchiki may well be the lightest doughnuts you