Russian chuk chuk

These sticky-fried, honey-coated fingers from Janet Brinkworth make a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth - Russian style!
By Janet Brinkworth
Russian chuk chuk
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus 40 mins resting
  • Effort: easy



  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 60 ml milk
  • 500 g plain flour
  • vegetable oil, for frying

For the syrup:

  • 1 1/2 cups honey
  • 4 tsp sugar


1. Blend eggs, sugar and butter. Add salt, milk and flour and knead until the mixture forms a smooth dough. Leave the dough to rest for 40 minutes, and then roll out finely and cut strips 2cm in length.

2. Place the honey and sugar in a saucepan over a moderate heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Continue to cook until the mixture thickens and turns an amber caramel colour.

3. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the strips for about 5 minutes, until golden. Drain on kitchen paper.

4. Dip the strips into the syrup and arrange on a serving plate. Serve immediately.

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