Baked Honey Crullers

We love doughnuts! And my daughter has been asking me to make some. I tried making the fried ones a few times, but failed. So, I thought I would try some other methods. Upon some “research”, I discovered that crullers are made from choux paste…..Wait a minute…… I have a choux paste recipe from my pastry course last year! So here it is, my Baked Honey Crullers! They have a light and airy texture. You can pipe them any shapes and sizes you want, and I had so much fun making them!

Makes about 20 crullers

For the choux paste

  • 200 mL water
  • 90 g unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated or vanilla sugar 
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • zest of 1/2 lemon (optional)

For the honey glaze

  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  1. To prepare choux paste, heat together water, butter, salt and sugar in a pot over medium heat until just starting to boil
  2. Turn heat down to low, add flour all at once
  3. Stirring constantly, cook until a thin film of paste formed at the bottom of the pot, about 5 minutes
  4. Transfer paste to a heat-proofed mixing bowl and cool paste down
  5. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375ºF and prepare piping bag with desired piping tip
  6. Add eggs to paste, one at a time and mix well after each addition
  7. Add lemon zest
  8. Transfer to piping bag and pipe into rings on baking sheets lined with parchment paper, about 3 inches in diameter
  9. Bake at 375ºF for about 12-14 minutes until starting to brown, then turn heat down to 325°F and bake for another 6-8 minutes until golden
  10. Let cool first on baking sheets, then completely on rack
  11. Prepare glaze by whisking together honey, icing sugar and milk to desired consistency
  12. Drizzle over crullers or dip crullers into glaze (Best to serve immediately)

Original recipe of choux paste by Chef Marco Ropke at the Vancouver Pastry Training Centre

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13 thoughts on “Baked Honey Crullers

  1. Redawna

    How did I not know that is what crullers are made of??? Oh my!!! I have to say I never get excited over donuts but I am pretty darn excited! I love working with choux paste.
    Bookmarking to try!

    Have a fantastic weekend!

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