Recipe 101: St Petersburg Doughnuts

Recipe 101: St Petersburg Doughnuts

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PhillyBite10St Petersburg Doughnuts: in Russian these tasty treats are called pyshki. They are inexpensive and eaten daily by all. There is infact a cafe that serves pyshki in St Petersburg since 1960 on Bolshaya Konyushennaya street, in the center of the city. The cafe still uses an old time soviet recipe and antique machines for pyshkas-making. In the sprite of the St Petersburg Pyshki's and its tradition of making a dam good doughnut, we are sharing this recipe classic pyshki recipe below. 



17.5 oz (500 g) flour
2 cup warm water
2 tsp yeast
3.5 oz (100 g) + 1 tsp sugar
2 egg
3.5 oz (100 g) butter, or margarine, melted
2 egg
1 cup sugar powder

2 cup vegetable oil for frying


  1. Stir 5.2 oz (150 g) a flour, yeasts, 1 tsp a sugar, and 2 cups a warm water thoroughly.
  2. Cover a batter with a piece of a plastic wrap, and set in a warm place for 20 minutes.
  3. Then, add all other ingredients but a sugar powder, stir well, and set in a warm place for 2 hours.
  4. Make pyshki like donuts, and cook in a boiling vegetable oil until their color starts to change.
  5. Place on a flat dish, sprinkle with a sugar powder, and serve with a coffee.


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