Ingredients

How to make it

  • Combine sugar, salt, shortening, and boiling water in a saucepan.
  • Mix and bring to a rapid boil.
  • Add flour all at once and mix and cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Force mixture through pastry tube onto greased paper, forming circles.
  • Heat deep fat to 375 degrees F on frying thermometer.
  • Carefully turn paper upside down so crullers will drop into fat. Fry and flip over until golden brown.

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    " It was just okay "
    najwax0x0x ate it and said...
    yumm, the donut looks sooo, good, ima make it :)
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  • jo_jo_ba 4 years ago
    its a jumbo 8-point star
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  • jo_jo_ba 4 years ago
    its a jumbo 8-point star
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  • lilia123 4 years ago
    hi, great photo, what decorating tip did you use ? was it a extra large star tip? please let me know.
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  • cakediva1986 5 years ago
    How do you get them to look so good.... esthetics wise
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  • cdg6565 5 years ago
    An Italian bakery here in Chicago made their St. Joseph Cakes(Zeppoles) using a french cruller stuffed with Neapolitan creme and they were the absolute best. They since have closed shop and I have tried other Italian bakeries but they only use a cream puff which is a drier version of the St. Joe's cake. I am definitely going to try this recipe and turn it into a St. Joseph's cake. Will let you know how they turn out. Judging by your picture, I think I have found a gem.

    Thanks for sharing!!
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  • riverrat715 6 years ago
    I must say that these turned out wonderfully delicious. Not quite as pretty as your picture but oh so yummy. Next time I make them I think I will make about three times as many as they were gone almost before I was finished making them. Thanks for the wonderful treat.
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  • suzyqt1968 7 years ago
    Thanks for the recipe. It's presented to concisely..almost makes it look easy :-) I'll have give it a try.
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  • chef2 7 years ago
    my favorite donut and I mean favorite .*****
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  • organicmama 7 years ago
    Looks good!
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  • momto4 7 years ago
    WOW! Thanks for sharing this one!
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    One of my favorite donuts! Great post!
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