8/3/11

Great Grandma's Christmas Crullers


Ingredients:

3 eggs
1/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. butter, melted
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
3 tbsp. cream
4 c. flour
Shortening to deep fry
Powdered sugar to sprinkle on top

Directions:

Beat eggs and sugar together until light. Stir in butter, cinnamon, and lemon rind.

Add cream and flour. Dough will be buttery and easy to handle.

Roll dough about 1/4 inch thick. Cut with knife into 4 inch long and 1 inch wide pieces. Cut a 2 1/2 inch slit in center of each pieces; pull one end through slit to make a knot.

Heat the shortening in cast iron pot, about 360 degrees for deep frying.

Fry crullers until golden brown; drain on paper towels.

Store in tightly covered container when cooled.

These will keep a long time.

When ready to serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar. This recipe makes about 36 crullers & is VERY easy to multiply to use as a gift for friends and family.