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About this recipe: These German-inspired doughnuts are addictively delicious. You can ice with the simple icing recipe, if desired, or just eat them plain. Dunk these into coffee for a sinful treat!


Serves: 18 

  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 4 tablespoons margarine
  • 250ml hot water
  • 125g plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • oil for frying
  • Icing
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prep:40min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

  1. Put 4 tablespoons sugar, salt, margarine and orange zest in saucepan with 250ml hot water. Bring to the boil. Mix in 125g 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 the next.
  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 oil (190 degrees C). Fry until well puffed up and golden brown in colour, about 6 to 7 minutes. Drain on kitchen paper.
  3. To make the icing: Beat 1 1/2 tablespoons butter while slowly adding sugar. Add cream, salt and vanilla and mix smooth. Dip or drizzle the icing over the doughnuts when they have cooled.

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Oh my god these were delicious, they were that nice my friend told me to go on master chef!! My daughter loved them too. I didn't make the syrup as i thought my daughter wouldn't like it, so i just dusted them lightly with caster sugar. Will be trying them with the syrup though - thank you for posting this recipe - 10 Jan 2016

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