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Mekitsi (fried dough buns) with lemonade, a recipe of grandma Elenka – recipe

Yields1 ServingPrep Time1 hrCook Time20 minsTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

Мекици с лимонада

 ½ cube of fresh yeast (or 1 sachet of dry yeast)
 ½ cup (125 ml) lukewarm water
 ½ tbsp. sugar
 ½ tbsp. salt
 ¼ cup milk
 ¼ cup soda water or lemonade
 ½ cup yoghurt
 3 tbsp. sunflower oil
 600 g flour (approx.)
For serving:
 white cheese, yellow cheese, jam or powdered sugar
1

In the bowl where you will knead the dough, add lukewarm water and dissolve the sugar and yeast in it. If you want, you can leave the mixture for about 10 minutes, but it is not obligatory.

Мекици с лимонада

2

Add the remaining ingredients, without the flour - salt, milk, soda water (lemonade), yoghurt, oil. Mix well with a whisk.

Мекици с лимонада

3

Start adding the sifted flour and stir with a spoon.

Мекици с лимонада

4

Once a ball begins to form in a bowl, pour the dough onto a floured surface.

Мекици с лимонада

5

Knead the dough and if it sticks a lot, add more flour.
Note: the dough may seem bigger to you, but I must admit that I prepared a double dose of the products listed here, because I followed Grandma Elenka's recipe. Since the dough was really huge, I made mekitsi from only half of the dough, and from the other half I baked a loaf of bread, which I will show you in another recipe.

Мекици с лимонада

6

Place the dough into a bowl, cover it with plastic wrap or a soft cloth and leave it in a warm place for about 45-60 minutes until it doubles in volume.

Мекици с лимонада

7

Once the dough rises, take all or part of it and place it on a pre-floured surface. Spread lightly with your hands.

Мекици с лимонада

8

Optionally you can roll out the dough with a rolling pin to a thickness of about 1-2 cm.

Мекици с лимонада

9

Cut the mekitsi into pieces of your desire.

Мекици с лимонада

10

Fry in a large skillet over medium heat. Keep in mind that although it looks unhealthy, the mekitsi should be fried in more oil, it should cover at least halve of the dough.

Мекици с лимонада

11

Serve warm with your favourable additives - white cheese, yellow cheese or homemade jam.
Enjoy! :)

Мекици с лимонада