You can make racuchy without apples and serve them with different toppings. You can also substitute apples with strawberries, but to me real racuchy are made with apples! And I stick to it! :)
Recipe: (plenty for 2-3 people)
250 g (less than 2 cups) flour,
14 g instant yeast (2 packets),
3/4 cup lukewarm milk,
2 tbsp sugar,
pinch of salt,
2 big tart apples,
oil for frying (vegetable, canola, sunflower)
*Double ingredients, if needed (but use only one egg)
- Wash and peel the apples. Cut them into small pieces.
- Mix flour, yeast, sugar, salt, egg and milk. Add apples and mix again. Leave for 60-90 minutes. The dough will raise.
- Heat oil (make sure that it is not too hot, racuchy tend to burn fast) and fry racuchy on medium heat until gold on both sides. Racuchy should be small to medium in size - this will allow them to cook inside without burning outside.
- Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.