Pishky ~ Russian Fry Bread




4 C. flour
2 C. sour cream
3 eggs (beaten)
1 tsp. salt
3/4 C. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 C. orange juice
vegetable oil to fry pishky in

Make well in center of flour. Mix sour cream, beaten eggs, salt, sugar, and orange juice. First blend the soda in a tablespoon of hot water then add it to the wet ingredients. Mix into flour and knead the dough. Roll out the dough on a floured surface. Cut in strips. Then cut strips on the diagonal about 4″ long and cut a slit in the center of the 4″ length. Fold the top of the piece through the hole and up again. Fry in oil until golden brown on both sides. Before serving sprinkle with powdered sugar.


These are great for an afternoon treat to have with tea!

 Update: In her comment, Heather reminded me about the fact that these are great right out of the pan and for a few hours but after that they aren’t as wonderful. Make small batches that you’ll gobble up quickly is my recommendation. The other thing you can do if you have more than you want to eat right away is to make a wonderful overnight french toast breakfast casserole with the leftovers…

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14 thoughts on “Pishky ~ Russian Fry Bread

  1. You are handing them around are you not?

    What is the oil you use?

    They look super tempting.

    My mother is adamant that you only use vegetable oil, preferably corn oil to fry these :0)

  2. I saw above that Willow was coming over on Sunday for these delicious Russian treats…can I come too? Hee Hee!
    Have a great week and fun with your family.

  3. This is very much like the fry bread my grandma used to make, which was called rull koka (I think it’s German). The only difference was it didn’t have orange juice and it wasn’t covered in powdered sugar. I’m thinking of making a batch, splitting it in half and adding OJ to one half and then comparing the two.

    My grandma wasn’t Russian, they were Dutch but spoke German and were originally from Russia. I was very confused growing up about whether I was Dutch or German because my grandmother spoke that language. At some point it was cleared up for me but I thought I was half-German for a long time!

  4. Pingback: Alodiks – Russian (Aleutian) Fry Bread | Reading My Way Across the USA

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