Schenkeli (Carnival cookies)

Schenkeli (Carnival cookies)

Total: 1 hr 45 Min. | Active: 45 Min.
Nutritional value / piece: 142 kcal
, Fat: 8 g
, Carbohydrate: 15 g
, Protein: 2 g


40 pieces


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150g butter, soft
250g sugar
¼tsp salt
4 eggs
1 organic orange, use grated zest only
500g white flour
1 ¼tsp baking powder

To deep-fry

oil for deep-frying
icing sugar to dust
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How it's done


Place the butter in a bowl, whisk in the sugar and salt. Add the eggs one at a time and continue to whisk until the mixture becomes lighter in colour. Stir in the orange zest. Mix the flour and baking powder, add and carefully combine to form a soft dough. Cover and refrigerate for approx. 1 hr.

To shape

On a lightly floured surface, shape the dough into rolls (approx. 2 cm in diameter), cut the rolls diagonally into pieces approx. 3 cm long. Shape into Schenkeli, make an incision lengthwise (approx. 2 mm deep) using a knife.

To deep-fry

Fill a pot to ⅓ with oil and heat it to approx. 160°C. Slide the Schenkeli into the oil using a slotted spoon, fry for approx. 2 mins. until golden brown, turning occasionally. Remove from the oil, drain on kitchen paper, dust with icing sugar and leave to cool on a rack.

Good to know
Tip: Stir 2 tbsp of kirsch into the dough.

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