Baursak is a traditional dish of Central Asian cuisine, which is small balls of dough fried in deep fat. In appearance and taste, they are a little reminiscent of everyone's long-loved donuts. According to the classic recipe, baursaks are prepared from yeast or unleavened dough with the addition of a small amount of baking, fried in a large amount of oil and served with some main hot dish as an appetizer, or just with tea with various additives, for example, with jam, honey or condensed milk ...
Properly prepared baursaks always turn out to be very tasty, fluffy, soft and melt in the mouth. This recipe for baursaks on sour cream will help even a novice housewife make a tasty, appetizing and unusual treat for the whole family without much effort, as well as cottage cheese donuts that are prepared in a hurry.
How to make baursaki - step by step recipe
Break an egg into a cup, put sugar, soda and salt. Using a whisk, whisk everything well.
Add sour cream to the resulting mixture and stir until smooth.
Then sift the flour and knead to a medium dough.
As a result, the dough should come out soft and airy. Cover the dough with a towel and leave for 15 minutes.
After a while, cut the dough into several equal parts on a floured board.
Form each into a sausage and cut them into small pieces of equal size.
Gently roll balls out of each piece.
Pour oil into a small saucepan (5-7 cm from the bottom of the saucepan) and heat very well. Put the formed balls of dough into a saucepan with hot oil.
Fry the baursaks over high heat until golden brown, stirring and turning with a spatula for about 2-3 minutes.
Use a slotted spoon to catch the fried donuts from the pan.
Serve ready-made baursaks to the table sprinkled with powdered sugar to hot morning tea.
This flour product is especially popular among the Tatars, Kazakhs and Uzbeks, it has a distinctive name, for example: Uzbeks call them "bugirsok", has a rectangular shape, traditionally they cook bouursaks in memory of deceased close relatives and treat all passers-by.