Ladies' Thighs - Schenkeli Recipe
Ladies' Thighs - Schenkeli
Flavors of Switzerland
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Resting time: 1 hour
Cooking: a few minutes per frying batch

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note


Substitute the zest of 3 oranges for the lemon zest.
Substitute Grand Marnier or orange juice for the kirsch. 

For 40 pieces

- 100 g butter, at room temperature
- 180 g sugar
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 3 small eggs
- grated zest of 1 1/2 lemons
- 1/2 Tbsp. kirsch or milk
- 400 g all purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- vegetable oil for frying
  1. Cream the butter.
  2. Mix in the sugar and salt, then the eggs, mixing until pale and light. Add the lemon zest and kirsch or milk.
  3. Combine the flour and baking powder and blend into the butter mixture. Knead until soft and smooth. 
  4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let rest for 1 hour in a cool place.
  5. Roll out the dough on a floured surface. Cut into pieces about 6 cm in length, forming each end into a point.
  6. Fry the schenkeli in batches in hot oil (160° C/325° F). Drain on a rack lined with paper towels. 
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