crullers that look like potatoes
My mother worked at a German bake shop in the 60's in Indiana that made German doughnuts, sweets and pasteries. One of them was called a cruller. It was NOT like the floppy, fluted pastries that are called crullers, or krullers, at places like Krispy Kreme. It had a crusty shell and a bright yellow-cakey center. Can you help me find it?
My mother and father were German, and every once in a while my mom would make kreppel. As I recall it was just a plain doughnut (yeast risen) dough, and deep fat fried. I had just almost completely forgotten about these until I came across your post! They are called Krapfen...or Krepple. Most of the recipes are with a filling, but my mother just made small ones without any filling. After frying in deep fat she dusted them with confectioners' sugar. (Something like doughnut holes...only larger.)
Just try Google, or Ask...there are lots of recipes.
½ cup of Milk
¼ cup of Butter
2 tsp of Red Star Dry Active Yeast
3 cups of Flour (High Gluten Bread Flour is best
)¼ cup of sugar
½ tsp Salt
1 tsp of grated lemon peel