The good news is that they are also pretty simple to make (and a lot of fun to as well). Essentially, a french cruller is fried pate a choux dough, which is the same kind of dough used to make eclairs (such as my Pumpkin Pie Eclairs) and cream puffs.
Mini French Crullers are simple, cute, and deliciously light and airy. In other words, there is no excuse to not have these cooking up in your kitchen. And when you do, leave a comment and let me know how it turns out!
So, let's get crulling! :)
Step 1: Ingredients
- 1 cup water
- 6 tablesponns coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 135 grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour
- 3 large eggs
- 2 large egg whites
Also, you all are wondering why I used coconut oil (you can substitute the same amount of butter for coconut oil) in my recipe. It is actually a really great and healthy butter substitute. I found out that it boosts immune systems, helps maintain blood sugar levels, reduce cholesterol, and many other awesome health related benefits. So try it out! Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions on where to find it.
Step 2: Heating It Up
Step 3: Combine
Step 4: Mixing It Up
To test if the mixture is ready for piping, pinch some between your fingers and it should make a firm peak.
Step 5: Piping
Pipe the mixture you have made into a circle on the cut out pieces of parchment paper. Mine were about one inch in diameter. So cute!
Step 6: Frying
Fry each side of the cruller for 3-4 minutes or until they are golden brown. Then remove the crullers from the oil and place them onto a paper towel or drying rack.
Step 7: Finish!
Mini French Crullers are perfect for a light dessert after a meal or even an afternoon snack! They are awesomely versatile. Dress them up with glaze and sprinkles or dress them down with just some powdered sugar, these little desserts bring amazing to anyone's taste buds.