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Orange-Glazed Crullers

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + rising Cook: 20 min.

Makes

3 dozen

I enjoy preparing this lovely cruller recipe with my grandchildren. The make-ahead dough is great for a gathering. —Muriel Lerdal, Humboldt, Iowa
Orange-Glazed Crullers Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3/4 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Beat in milk, butter, eggs, sugar, salt and 2 cups of flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  2. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 36 portions. Roll each into a 12-in. rope. Fold each rope in half lengthwise and twist several times. Pinch ends to seal.
  3. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, 15-25 minutes.
  4. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 350°. Fry crullers, in batches, until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side. Drain on paper towels. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients; brush over warm crullers.

Nutrition Facts

1 cruller: 142 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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