Sushki are traditional Eastern European small, crunchy, mildly sweet bread rings eaten for dessert, usually with tea or coffee.
The word sushka has a common root with the Russian verb sushit “to dry”.
Typical ingredients are flour, eggs, water, and salt, which are combined into a firm dough.
This is then cut and rolled into thin strips of about half a centimetre thickness which are formed into rings, briefly cooked in boiling sugar water, then baked in an oven.
Traditionally, sushki were strung on a string for selling on the street or at regional markets.
Nowadays, industrially produced pre-packaged sushki are sold in food shops all over the countries of the former Soviet Union.