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French Crullers

Rated as 4.21 out of 5 Stars

"Fried doughnuts glazed with a confectioners' sugar frosting."
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Ingredients

servings 131 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (18 crullers)

Directions

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  1. Put 4 tablespoons sugar, salt, shortening and orange rind in saucepan with 1 cup hot water. Bring to a boil. Mix in 1 cup of flour. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and cool slightly. Beat in one egg at a time, beating each one in thoroughly before adding another.
  2. Using a rose tip, press dough through pastry bag, in desired shape, onto a well-greased square of heavy paper. Turn paper upside down and let crullers drop into deep, hot fat (375 degrees F - 190 degrees C). Fry until well puffed up and golden brown in color, about 6 to 7 minutes. Drain on unglazed paper. Ice with confectioners' frosting.
  3. To Make Frosting: Cream 1 1/2 tablespoons shortening and continue creaming while slowly adding sugar. Add cream, salt, and vanilla and mix smooth.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 131 calories; 5.7 g fat; 18.2 g carbohydrates; 1.8 g protein; 34 mg cholesterol; 159 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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My family loved these. I did replace the orange zest with nutmeg and cinnamon because that is what we like. Very easy took 20 minutes. Sprinkled powered sugar on top instead of icing. Very y...

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I wasn't happy with the results I got from this recipe. To be fair, I didn't do the frosting as suggested, but just a plain glaze - as is my preference with this type of doughnut. But even with...

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My family loved these. I did replace the orange zest with nutmeg and cinnamon because that is what we like. Very easy took 20 minutes. Sprinkled powered sugar on top instead of icing. Very y...

These crullers tasted good but didn't have a great presentation. I had some trouble shaping them and they deflated as soon as i removed them from the oil. If i make these again I think I would j...

These are absolutely wonderful. I will definately make them often and double the recipe. My family loved them. I did not have orange zest on hand and they were still fabulous.I will try them wit...

My husband and I loved these! I took off one star because I thought the directions could use some more detail. When piping, twist the bag and move very slowly to get a slightly thicker donut. I...

Tried making these last night. The texture and flavor were superb and turned out to be a big hit at home. Although, I would recommend squeezing out thicker crullers for frying for what I think...

Great flavor but greasy. After I took the crullers out of the oil, they would deflate.

I added about 1/2 t cinnamon, 1/4 nutmeg. I boiled the orange rind in hunks in the sugar water mix and get double orange flavor. Ugliest best tasting donuts I’ve ever made. They simple will not ...

Sprinkled with powdered sugar instead of putting cream on top. Very delicious.

I wasn't happy with the results I got from this recipe. To be fair, I didn't do the frosting as suggested, but just a plain glaze - as is my preference with this type of doughnut. But even with...