Every University student of the Soviet Union knew this very cheap and very tasty dish perfectly. “Ponchiki” are lighter and fluffier analog of doughnuts, and Soviet student ate them with coffee. Although a serving of “ponchiki” is ready in about 1 minute, this was not fast food in the general sense, because they cooked it only from freshly prepared dough.

Traditional Russian “ponchiki”:


1 cup milk
2 cup flour
1 egg
1/8 lb margarine (half of the stick)
1 tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
½ yeast pack


Heat milk until warm, melt margarine, and add margarine to milk, and then add salt, sugar, egg, and mix.
Mix flour and yeast, and add milk to it in teaspoons, stirring thoroughly.
Let to sit in room temperature for about 1 hour.Fry the ponchiki by putting 1 tsp of the dough into hot oil, dry with a paper towel, and sprinkle with sugar powder. Eat when they are hot.

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