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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Qush tili

"Qush tili" is our very old recipe of crunchy snack. It is prepared for our holidays. Especially it is cooked for "Navruz" and "Hayit". I remember how my mum used to cook "Qush tili" for this kind of celebrations. She spent a whole day in the kitchen before holidays cooking this kind of meals :O Usually I also cook a lot before holidays, that's our culture!
3 eggs
4 tbsp of sugar
Half a tsp of salt
1 tsp of baking powder (optional)
Plain flour as needed
1 liter of oil for frying
Beat up all of the eggs very well with a hand mixer. Take a spoon, and take some of egg mixture, if it is easy to take it, then it is ready. It mustn't trickle down.

Then add in sugar, baking powder and salt and beat for 1 min. Put the mixer aside. Carefully start to add flour into the egg mixture, stirring it with hands. Add flour until you form soft dough. Knead it about 5 min then cover and let it rest for 20 min. After, take the dough, divide in two and roll out each piece. You can roll out the dough not dividing it into two pieces, but I found it easy to roll out smaller pieces. After you finished rolling out the dough, cut it with a special figure knife in to the diamond shapes. As thin you roll out the dough the crispier would be your "Qush tili", if you want it to be a little bit softer, then the dough can be thicker. But not thick!

Heat up the oil in deep frying pan. Start to fry "Qush tili" putting 10-15 pieces each time (depending of the size of your frying pan) and fry until slightly golden color. Take out from the oil and put on a paper towel. After you finished frying all of the "Qush tili" sprinkle them with sugar powder and enjoy with a hot cup of green tea:)
Yoqimli ishtaha!!!

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