Honey Crullers - Miodowe Paczki Parzone "Gniazdka- Recipe #164


Honey Crullers, sweet, soft and melting in your mouth... can it get any better? I don't think so :))) I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 6 tbsps (100g) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (135 g) all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 and a half cup of icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 to 4 tbsp milk

Instructions:

  1. Bring the water, butter and salt to a boil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. 
  2. Stir in the flour all at once and continue stirring until the flour is completely incorporated.
  3. Keep stirring over medium-high heat for couple of minutes.
  4. When the batter is smooth and glossy, it is ready. 
  5. Transfer the dough to the bowl of a stand mixer. Use the paddle attachment to stir the dough for around 2 minutes to help it cool. 
  6. Turn the mixer to medium speed and add the eggs, one at the time. 
  7. Mix until the dough becomes smooth and glossy again.
  8. Transfer the dough to a large pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch star tip. 
  9. Cut 10 3-x3-inch squares of parchment paper and spray them with non stick spray.
  10.  Pipe a ring of dough onto each of the squares. You are going to use the paper again after you fry the first batch.
  11. When the oil is ready, carefully place a cruller, paper-side up, into the hot oil. 
  12. Fry the crullers in 2-inches of vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan for 3 minutes on each side or until golden. After a minute or so, using thongs peel the parchment paper off the donut. When the cruller turns golden (about 3 minutes), flip it over and let it fry for another couple of minutes before removing it to drain on a  paper towels.
  13. Make the glaze: warm up the milk a little bit and then mix the confectioners’ sugar, honey, and milk together until smooth.
  14. When the crullers are cool to the touch, dip the top of each cruller into the honey glaze and set on a cooling rack to let the drips run off. When the glaze has set, the crullers are ready to serve.

Enjoy!