Khvorost (Pastry straws)

Khvorost is a deep-fried sweet thin and crunchy biscuit. It got its name for the similarity with brushwood (fallen branches of trees) in shape. Earlier, khvorost was cooked in a frying pan, which was put in a hot oven. It is usually sprinkled with powdered sugar before use. The Tatar analogues of khvorost are called “kosh tele” and “urama”, and the Ukrainian ones – “verguny”.


  • Flour - 4 cups
  • salt – to taste
  • egg – 4 pcs.
  • sour cream - 2 cups
  • purified oil - 0,5 l
  • sugar – 4 tbsp.

Preparation method (receipt)

Stir well the eggs, sour cream, salt and flour. Thinly roll out dough, cut it into thin strips and make bows. Drop khvorost into a boiling oil and fry until golden brown. Put on a paper towel for the excess oil to drain, then place on a dish and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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