How to Make Angel Wings

Angel wings are thin and crispy pastries shaped into thin twisted ribbons. Cooking angel wings requires simple ingredients and they’re served with a topping of powdered sugar, cocoa powder, dried grapes, or nuts. There are different versions of this dessert in different countries.

5-Minute Crafts offers you 2 recipes — one for classic, thin, and crispy wings and another for a more fluffy, soft version of this pastry based in kefir and baking soda, which preserves its freshness and taste for longer.

Classic angel wings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 cup (225 g) of wheat flour
  • Powdered sugar (for sprinkling)
  • 1.5 cups (400 ml) of vegetable oil (for deep-frying)

How to cook it:

Step #1. Break the eggs into a deep bowl, add salt, and whisk until smooth. Sift the flour into another bowl, then make a small pit in the center and slowly pour in the egg mixture, gently stirring the contents.

Step #2. Make the dough in the bowl first, then put it on the board and keep kneading it until it becomes elastic. Put the dough back into the bowl again, cover with a towel, and leave it like this for 15-20 minutes.

Step #3. Take the dough out and roll it on the board into a thin sheet with the help of a rolling pin. You can lightly sprinkle it with flour if the dough sticks to your hands and the rolling pin. Cut it into short strips.

Make a cut in the middle of each strip, holding it with your fingers the way it’s shown in the photo above. Then let one of the strip’s ends through the cut in order to get the necessary shape of the wings.

Step #4. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep saucepan. In order to check the temperature of the oil, dip wooden sticks in it — if the oil is hot, bubbles will appear around the sticks.

Step #5. Place the strips into the pre-heated oil and deep-fry them until golden brown. After this, put them on a paper towel in order to remove the excess oil.

Sprinkle the prepared angel wings with sugar or cocoa powder. Serve warm.

Angel wings based on kefir and baking soda

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (300 ml) of kefir at room temperature
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1 pack of vanilla sugar
  • 1.5 tsp of baking soda
  • 3 tbsp of sugar
  • 3 cups of wheat flour
  • powdered sugar (for sprinkling)
  • 1.5 cups (400 ml) of vegetable oil (for deep-frying)

How to cook it:

Step #1. Mix an egg, sugar, and a pinch of salt in a deep bowl. Pour kefir into another bowl and add baking soda. Mix well. After this, pour the mixture into the egg-sugar mass and add 3 tbsp of vegetable oil.

Step #2. Mix the flour with vanilla sugar, then sift it onto the egg-kefir mass. Knead the dough. It is convenient to first stir it with a spatula and then with your hands, gradually adding flour if the mass is too sticky on your hands. The dough should become elastic and slightly sticky. Cover the dough with some plastic food film or a kitchen towel and leave it in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Step #3. Sprinkle some flour on the working surface in order to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands. Take the dough out of the bowl, roll it, and cut it into small strips. Make a cut in the middle of each strip and then twist the strip to give the dessert its typical shape.

Step #4. Pour the vegetable oil into a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Place the future wings into the oil and deep-fry them until golden brown. Get a baking rack out of the oven, put it on the table, and place several paper towels on it. Place the prepared angel wings on them to get rid of the excess oil.

Put the now-ready angel wings onto a deep plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve them warm with tea or coffee. Bon Appetit!

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