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May 24, 2006 04:42 PM

ISO German cruller/kruller recipe or place that sells them

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When growing up in the midwest, my Mother worked for a German bakery that made crullers...not the spongy, airy ones like at Krispy Kreme...these were more cake-like and looked like...POTATOES!!!! They had a hard-ish shell and were glazed. Yummy! I need a recipe or a place to purchase them. Thanks!

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  1. They might befastnachts, Bismarcks or Berliners. Were they filled with jelly? The link below has recipes for all three and pictures so you can decide which it might be. Then post the correct name on your local board so if there are any restaurants or bakeries in that area, the folks in that area will know. Not everyone reads home cooking, and anyway, the moderators will probably chime in saying requests for places that sell the donuts should go on the board in the area where you live.

    About that Ich bin ein Berliner ... President Kennedy said it in a speach in Berlin. Some people thought he said he was a jelly donut rather and one of the people of Berlin.


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    1. re: rworange

      They are not filled with anything.

      I was hoping that there might be a website for purchasing crullers.

      Yes, he was a jelly donut. Fun memory!!

    2. My grandmother was Danish/Swedish and made crullers that were cake-like and were rolled out like a cigar and then tied in a knot. They had powdered sugar sprinkled on them. I never got her recipe, but I have one that is an approximation of what she made. Contact me at if you want me to email you the recipe.

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      1. re: Doug's been a long time since you've posted this message but I was wondering if you'd post the recipe you have for crullers?

      2. I know exactly what you're looking for--my faves came from Grebe's bakery. I still haven't been able to find anything like them outside the Milwaukee area. :(