There’s always time for doughnuts. Especially, honey crullers because they are so quick to whip up. They are light with just the right amount of sweetness.
Just look at how pretty these Homemade versions are 😉
The best part is that making crullers only takes a few simple steps and just takes just a few minutes. It starts with simply boiling water, butter, and sugar.
Once the first few ingredients get to a rolling boil, add the flour in and stir over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Be sure to keep stirring as you don’t want to burn the flour mixture. This step helps to remove moisture from the dough. Apparently, the trick to fluffly crullers is to remove as much moisture as you can during this stage.
Transfer the dough to a mixing bowl and let it rest for a few moments to cool off. Then beat the mixture to continue cooling the mixture.
Once the dough is mainly cooled off, add the eggs one at a time followed by the egg whites.
Fit a large star tip into a piping bag and pipe rounds of the dough onto parchment squares (approximately 3″x3″ cut parchment squares).
The dough should pipe out firm enough to keep their shape.
Heat your oil to 375 degF and place each piped cruller into the hot oil (with the parchment side up). The parchment will peel off almost immediately once the dough is in the hot oil. Remove the parchment and cook the doughnuts for about 3-4 minutes on each side then place the cooked crullers onto a cookie sheet or plate lined with paper towels to allow the grease to drain.
Let these beauties cool completely before dipping them in their honey glaze.
The glaze is also quick to make. All you need is milk or whipping cream, honey, and icing sugar. Mix the honey glaze in a small bowl and lightly dip each cruller. If the mixture is too thick, simply add more milk. If the mixture becomes too thin, simply add icing sugar until you reach the desired consistency.
Voila! They are pretty just as they are and delicious! BUTTTTTT, why not have some fun. Add your favourite toppings like almonds, toasted pecans, coconut, or whatever you dang well please! And then Enjoy!