YIELD 24 Portion 1 Each
Prep Time2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cruellers


  • Stand mixer



  • 3 sachets (26 g) YEAST, ACTIVE, DRY
  • ¾ c (184 g) WATER, WARM
  • ½ c + 1 Tbsp (113 g0 SUGAR, GRANULATED
  • 1 ¼ tsp (10 g) SALT
  • c (63 g) SHORTENING
  • 10 Tbsp (141 g) WATER, COLD
  • 1 tsp (10 g0 EXTRACT, VANILLA
  • 3 ⅔ c (440 g) FLOUR, BREAD
  • 2 c (255 g) FLOUR, ALL PURPOSE
  • 3 Tbsp (12 g) MILK, NONFAT, DRY
  • 1 tsp (2 g) NUTMEG, GROUND



  • Sprinkle yeast over water. DO NOT USE TEMPERATURES ABOVE 110 F. Mix well. Let stand for 5 minutes; stir. Set aside for use in Step 3.
  • Cream sugar, salt, and shortening in mixer bowl at medium speed.
  • Add eggs, yeast solution, water, and vanilla; mix at low speed until blended.
  • Sift together flours, milk, and nutmeg; add to mixture. Using dough hook, mix at low speed 1 minute or until all flour mixture is incorporated into liquid. Continue mixing at medium speed 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. Dough temperature should be between 78 F. to 82 F.
  • FERMENT: Cover. Set in warm place (80 F.) 1-1/2 hours or until double in bulk.
  • PUNCH: Divide into 1 (2 lb 10 oz) pieces; shape each piece into a smooth ball; let rest 10 to 20 minutes.
  • MAKE-UP: Roll each piece into rectangular strips, 8 inches wide, 14 to 15 inches long, and 1/2-inch thick. Cut into strips 1/2inch wide, fold in half, seal end, and twist into spiral shape.
  • PROOF: Place on floured sheet pan; let rise 30 minutes or until light.
  • FRY: Until golden brown on underside. Turn and fry on other side. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • When cool, roll in granulated sugar, or sifted powdered sugar or in Cinnamon Sugar Filling, or dip in Vanilla Glaze, Almond Glaze, or Rum Glaze. Place glazed doughnuts on racks to drain.