Baking 08.11.2022

Kazakh folk baursaks

3 h. 0 min.
10 servings
Kazakh folk baursaks

It is difficult to imagine a festive table in Asia without small fragrant donuts - Kazakh baursaks. Their recipe was passed down from generation to generation, eventually acquired many variations, but remained a favorite folk traditional delicacy.


  • Flour - 850 g
  • Milk (warm) – 250 ml
  • Water (warm) – 250 ml
  • Butter - 50 g
  • Sugar - 0,5 art.l.
  • Salt - 0,5 tbsp.l.
  • Dry yeast - 0,5 art.l.
  • Vegetable oil (for frying) – 250 ml

Step-by-step cooking recipe

Sift flour, add yeast, sugar and salt, mix.

Mix warm milk with water.

In a bowl with a mixture of dry ingredients, add the grated butter. Mix well.

Gradually pour the prepared liquid into the butter-flour mixture in small portions. Start kneading the dough.

At this stage, you may additionally need a small amount of flour. Important! Don't overdo it! The dough should be soft and slightly sticky, not clogged with flour.

Cover the finished dough with a towel and remove it to rise in a warm place for 1.5-2 hours.

When the dough has risen well, gently knead it and leave it to rise for another 30 minutes.

Roll out the dough 1-1.5 cm thick, cut out the circles with a small glass, cover with a towel and leave for proofing for 10-15 minutes.

Fry round tortillas in a large amount of heated vegetable oil until golden brown.

Remove the baursaks with a slotted spoon and use a paper towel to remove excess fat.

Serve ready-made Kazakh baursaks instead of bread for the first and second courses or as a sweet treat, after sprinkling with powdered sugar.

Ekaterina Parshina
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Ekaterina Parshina
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