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Strawberry Cardamom Crullers
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Strawberry Cardamom Crullers

These Strawberry Cardamom Crullers are fluted, ring-shaped doughnuts made from pâte à choux that's fried and then dipped in a sweet glaze!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Crullers, Donuts
Servings: 16 crullers
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Michael Johnson

Ingredients

For the Strawberry Cardamom Coulis:

  • 225 g strawberries hulled & coarsely chopped
  • 50 g granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom

For the Crullers:

  • 120 g milk
  • 120 g water
  • 85 g unsalted butter
  • 15 g granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp coarse sea salt
  • 120 g all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs plus one extra whisked egg, if needed (see below)
  • canola oil for frying

For the Strawberry Cardamom Glaze:

  • 120 g powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp strawberry cardamom coulis
  • tsp milk

Instructions

  • Make the strawberry cardamom coulis: Combine the strawberries, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon juice together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook for approximately 10-15 minutes, until sauce slightly thickens, stirring often. Use an immersion blender to puree strawberry sauce. (If you don't have an immersion blender, use a regular blender or a food processor.) Remove from heat, stir in the cardamom, and allow to cool completely. (I place it in the refrigerator to cool down quicker.)
  • Cut parchment paper into about sixteen 4x4-inch squares, set aside.
  • Make the crullers: Place the milk, water, butter, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, remove the pan from the heat and add the flour, stirring with a wooden spoon until the flour is completely incorporated.
  • Place the pan back over medium heat and continue to cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes to steam away as much water as possible. (The more moisture you can remove, the more eggs you can add later and the lighter your pastry will be.) The mixture is ready when a thin film coats the bottom of the pan.
  • Move the mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix for about 1 to 2 minutes to allow it to cool. Then mix on medium speed and add the first egg. Let it mix in completely and then scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the remaining eggs, one at a time, and mix in completely until the paste becomes smooth and glossy. If the consistency is right, when you pull the paddle up the dough sticking to the paddle should hang down in a V shape ribbon that slowly breaks off. If your batter isn't the right consistency, add some of the additional whisked egg. Once your dough is the right consistency, transfer the batter to a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip.
  • Pipe circles onto the parchment paper squares, ending each with a little flick of your wrist and place on a baking sheet.
  • Fry the crullers: Heat at least 2 inches of oil in a heavy-bottomed pot until a thermometer registers 360-370°F (180-190°C). Working in batches, place two crullers at a time into the oil paper side up. Remove the parchment paper with tongs. Fry on each side until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove fried crullers with tongs and drain on a paper towel. Repeat with the rest of the piped crullers.
  • Make the strawberry cardamom glaze: Whisk the powdered sugar, coulis, and milk together in a medium bowl until smooth and combined. Add more powdered sugar if the glaze is too thin or more milk if the glaze is too thick.
  • Dip cooled crullers in glaze and set on a wire rack until the glaze has set.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cruller | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg