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Kazakh Baursak (Fried Dough)

Course Dessert
Cuisine Kazakhstan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 pieces
Author International Cuisine


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar Plus additional for sprinkling
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying


  • Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl to form dough.
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface, then return to mixing bowl.
  • Cover with a towel and let sit for 30 minutes. Heat oil in deep skillet over high heat.
  • Pull off a Tablespoon-size piece of the dough and roll into a ball.
  • Press down slightly, then drop carefully into oil and fry until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all the dough is gone.
  • Optional: sprinkle with sugar or honey
  • Serve with Kazakh chai for a delicious treat