Know as listy [liss-tay] in Czechoslovakia. Similar versions of this delicate deep-fried cookie may be found in Mexico as bunuelos and in Sweden in fattigmann.
makes 2 dozen
4 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs yolks
½ teaspoon rum (or vanilla)
⅔ cup milk
vegetable oil for frying
Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt
Cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs yolks and rum and beat thoroughly.
Add the dry ingredients alternating with the milk
Roll out dough between two pieces of wax paper until very thin at least ⅛" in thickness.
Cut into triangles or rectangles.
With a knife make slits from the points of the triangles to the center of the cookie.
Heat oil to 375.
Fry a few at a time until lightly browned.
Drain on paper towels.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.