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Recipe From Russia: Simple Russian Chuk-Chuk! (Russian Sweets)

Today lets make Russian Style Chuk-Chuk: These fried, honey-coated fingers from Windows to Russia make a great way to satisfy any sweet desires – Russian style! (The origin of this recipe comes from Tatar.)

Children young and old love Chuk-Chuk and it can be bought at most any store in Russia. But the best Chuk-Chuk is home made from natural ingredients. So lets make some delicious Chuk-Chuk today…

Chuk-Chuk Strip Ingredients:

* 4 Eggs
* 2 – 3 tbsp Sugar (I use 3 tbsp of powdered sugar)
* 2 tsp Butter
* 1/3 tsp Salt
* 60ml Milk
* 500g plain flour

Ingredients for the Syrup Coating:

* 1 1/2 cups Honey
* 4 tsp Sugar

Mixing and Cooking:
1. Blend eggs, sugar, butter, salt, milk and flour and knead until the mixture forms a smooth dough.

2. Leave the dough to rest for 30 to 40 minutes.

3. After resting the dough: Roll out dough into a thin layer with a rolling pin and cut into strips about 2 -3cm in length and 1 cm in width.

4. Place the honey and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Continue to cook until the mixture thickens and turns an amber caramel colour. (Do not over cook and burn. Sugar and especially honey will burn easy. A good way to heat the syrup is in a double sauce pan. With water in lower sauce pan.)

5. Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat and then fry the strips you made earlier for about 5 minutes, until golden brown. (Drain oil off on kitchen paper on a plate.)

6. Once drained of excess oil, dip the strips into the hot syrup you just made.

7. Arrange in piles on a serving plate.

8. Serve immediately and say – Yummy!

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