Fried doughnuts glazed with a confectioners' sugar frosting.

Kathy

Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
18 crullers
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

131 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 18.2g 6% DV; fat 5.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 34.4mg 12% DV; sodium 158.6mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2004
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 yummy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2016
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 a very sweet glaze they just weren't sweet enough for me. I just felt both the taste and texture were rather bland and uninteresting. However my husband did like them. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2004
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 yummy! Read More
(46)
Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2008
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 just drop them by spoonfuls into the oil and see what i get. Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2013
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. It also looks a little prettier. (You can do any shape you like. I made hearts for Valentine's Day last year.) Once they're on the wax paper, freeze them for about 20 minutes while you make the glaze. You will have to increase the cooking time by about one minute. As far as the glaze, I melted the butter on the stove top and subbed regular sugar for half of the confectioner's sugar. It makes the glaze taste a little more like in the donut shops and easier to drizzle onto the crullers. Read More
(28)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
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 with the orange zest in the future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2011
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 will be the real experience of every bite you take. The ones I made were a bit too thin (maybe the circumference of a quarter) lessening the punch of each bite. There's nothing to complain about this recipe. It was fantastic and you should try making them if you find these interesting. I also replaced the orange zest with cinnamon and nutmeg just like the other review said. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2003
Great flavor but greasy. After I took the crullers out of the oil they would deflate. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2018
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 release from paper. I tried the freezer trick to no avail. Ended up scraping globs in fryer. This was too thick to fry to doneness without over frying. They only way to do this at this point of losing my mind over boiling oil is to put back into the press and squeeze it directly into hot oil similar to funnel cake. Taking all that into consideration try it you ll like it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2016
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 a very sweet glaze they just weren't sweet enough for me. I just felt both the taste and texture were rather bland and uninteresting. However my husband did like them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2017
Sprinkled with powdered sugar instead of putting cream on top. Very delicious. Read More
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