Heavenly Angel Wings: A Crispy, Sweet Polish Delicacy


Imagine soft, pillowy dough being fried to golden perfection, then generously dusted with powdered sugar – a delightful treat that will transport you straight to the heart of Poland. Faworki, or "Angel Wings," are a beloved Polish pastry that will have you falling in love with their crispy texture and heavenly sweetness.

Heavenly Angel Wings: A Crispy, Sweet Polish Delicacy

Preparation Details

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 6-8 faworki

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 320
  • Total Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Total Sugars: 12g
  • Protein: 4g


  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) warm milk
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) butter, melted
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup (120g) powdered sugar for dusting

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the egg, warm milk, and melted butter.
  3. Using a fork, gradually incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until a soft dough forms.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for 2-3 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  5. Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  6. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch (6mm).
  7. Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut the dough into thin strips, approximately 1/2 inch (1cm) wide and 3-4 inches (7-10cm) long.
  8. In a heavy-bottomed pan or a deep fryer, heat 2-3 inches (5-7cm) of vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C).
  9. Carefully add the dough strips to the hot oil, a few at a time, and fry for 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown.
  10. Remove the faworki from the oil using a slotted spoon and transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  11. While still warm, generously dust the faworki with powdered sugar, making sure to coat them evenly.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the oil is hot enough before frying to achieve a crispy texture.
  • Work in batches to prevent overcrowding and maintain the oil temperature.
  • Dust the faworki with powdered sugar while they're still warm for optimal sugar adherence.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I make the dough in advance?

A: Yes, you can prepare the dough up to a day in advance. Cover it tightly and refrigerate until ready to use.

Q: Can I use a different type of oil for frying?

A: While vegetable oil is recommended, you can also use canola or peanut oil for frying faworki.

Q: How should I store leftover faworki?

A: Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Dust with additional powdered sugar before serving.

As you bite into these crispy, sugar-dusted angel wings, prepare to be transported to a heavenly realm of sweetness and delight. Faworki are a true testament to the rich culinary heritage of Poland, and a treat that will have you craving for more with every delectable bite.