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Bublyky (bagels) - a traditional dish of Ukrainian cuisine, which can be cooked from choux pastry or yeast dough. This product can be salty or sweet, lean or with poppy seeds, etc. 

Previously, the wealth of the family could be assessed by what kind of bublyky are present on the table. Poorer families could only afford lean bagels, while wealthier people served bublyky with poppy seeds and powdered sugar.

Bublyky were also used as decorations - they were hung along the oven. And this dish was an element of the wedding ceremony: the bride and groom wore a necklace of small bublyky around their necks. These decorations were to give wealth and prosperity to the new family.

Here's what you need to make bublyky from custard:

  • flour — 1 cup (130 grams);
  • 3 eggs;
  • butter — 75 grams;
  • water — 150 milliliters;
  • salt — a pinch;
  • powdered sugar for decoration — 20 grams.

The cooking process

  1. The main secret of delicious bublyky is properly cooked custard. It requires skill from a hostess or a host. If the dough turns out too thin, the bublyky will spread in the oven and lose their shape. If the dough is too thick, the bublyky will not be tender.
  2. Pour water into a small saucepan or skillet. Add oil and salt and bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. When the water boils, turn down the heat to medium and add all the flour. If you do this gradually, lumps will form in the dough.
  4. Quickly knead the dough for 1-2 minutes. It is desirable to use a wooden spatula for this purpose.
  5. Cool the dough to a temperature of 50-60 ° C. Then add the eggs and mix the dough well. If you add eggs to hot dough, they can boil.
  6. Place the finished dough in a pastry bag and set the bublyky on parchment paper. Adjust the size of the product to your liking.
  7. Bake the delicacies for 20-25 minutes at a temperature of 180 ° C.
  8. Cool the finished bublyky and decorate them with powdered sugar.

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