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šišky – Recipe #2

January 7, 2010


These delicious, fried doughnuts are pronounced “Shish”ky, and I remember Pauline making these as a special treat for us. They were popped into our mouths almost as soon as they came out of the hot oil.


2 eggs

1 tablespoon sugar

1 package instant yeast

½ L milk – room temperature

A bit of salt

A bit of flour (well, I added 2 1/2 cups, and that still wasn’t enough)

Canola Oil (Pauline used lard, which probably tasted better. I would try peanut oil)

Powered sugar, sifted


  1. Mix together the yeast, milk and sugar, and proof.
  2. Once the yeast is proven, add beaten eggs, a pinch of salt, and mix
  3. Slowly add a little flour at a time so that the dough isn’t too sticky
  4. Let the dough rise in a covered bowl at room temperature until double, about 1 hour
  5. After an hour of rising, roll the dough into a log, and let rise another 30-40 min
  6. Cut the log into small pieces, about 1-2 inches thick (or roll into balls)
  7. Heat the oil in a tall pot
  8. Drop the dough balls into the hot oil
  9. When golden (only a minute or so), remove from the oil
  10. Dust with powdered sugar
  11. Devour soon

Original šišky recipe from Pauline's cookbook

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