Easy and Delicious French Crullers Recipe


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Spring is finally here! It’s the time to celebrate the start of a new season with bright colours  and fresh new recipe ideas.

Delicious French Crullers make the perfect recipe to say “cheers” to a fresh start with their rainbow of beautiful glazes. Made with fresh, Ontario eggs, they are sure to put a “spring” in your step!

Did you know the eggs you buy in your grocery store go from farm to grading station, to your store shelves in only four to seven days? During busy times like holidays, it can be even faster. More than 500 egg farm families, some of them multiple generations, work every day to ensure a supply of fresh, high-quality eggs for Ontario consumers.

Eggs can be found in all kinds of cookies, cakes, custards, puddings, meringues and crullers….we can go on! So go ahead and celebrate everything spring with these French Crullers or visit getcracking.ca to find your own favourite egg recipe. 

French Crullers

Yields: 10 crullers | Prep Time: 40 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes



  • ½ cup (125 mL) milk
  • ½ cup (125 mL) water
  • ½ cup (125 mL) unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1¼ cup (310 mL) all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 3 eggs
  • vegetable oil for frying

Raspberry Glaze:

  • ⅓cup (75 mL) raspberries, crushed
  • 1 cup (250 mL) icing sugar
  • Blackberry Glaze:
  • ⅓cup (75 mL) blackberries, crushed
  • 1 cup (250 mL) icing sugar

Lemon Glaze:

  • 1 cup (250 mL) icing sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice



  1. Crullers: In a medium saucepan, over high heat bring milk, water, butter, sugar and salt to a boil. Using a wooden spoon, stir in flour all at once. Cook, stirring vigorously, until mixture forms on bottom of pan, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and cook stirring 2 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer cooled dough into a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment. On medium speed, add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, making sure to incorporate each egg until smooth and shiny. Scrape mixture into a large piping bag fitted with a large star tip.
  3. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375°F (190°C) or alternatively use a large pot filled with 3 inches (8 cm) of oil and a deep-fry thermometer.
  4. Pipe 3-inch (8 cm) round circles onto 4-inch (10 cm) squared pieces of parchment paper. Using a slotted spoon, gently immerse crullers into deep fryer, along with parchment paper. With tongs, remove papers once they have loosened from the crullers in the oil. Fry crullers in batches of 2 for about 2 to 3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Let drain on a cooling rack set over a baking sheet.
  5. Raspberry or Blackberry Glaze: In a medium bowl, stir together crushed berries and icing sugar in a bowl until smooth. 
  6. Lemon Glaze: In a medium bowl, stir together icing sugar, lemon and juice until smooth.
  7. Dip cooled crullers halfway into glaze and let set on a cooling rack.


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