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Grebbel (Fried Dough)

Grebbel is deep-fried dough, something like a doughnut, which is fried and then served with powdered sugar sprinkled on it, while still warm.


1⁄2 cup soft butter (no substitute)
1⁄2 pint sour cream (do not use fat free or low fat)
4 eggs, beaten
4 cups flour
1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
canola oil or vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Sift dry ingredients together.
  2. Combine butter, sour cream and eggs; blend together well. Add dry ingredients and mix together. (Makes a soft dough.)
  3. Let dough rest at room temperature for 1 hour – it will rise.
  4. Knead down and roll out on lightly floured board to about 3 mm thick.
  5. Cut into desired shape (7 cm X 12 cm strips) and cut center slits (2).
  6. Push dough through slits (this creates a twist) and drop into hot oil.
  7. Watch closely and turn over and fry to lightly browned.
  8. Drain on paper towels, shake on powdered sugar and enjoy!

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