Hanukkah Fried Cruller Bows

A traditional Hanukkah treat, these delightful bows are wonderful served warm with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar.


Makes 2 dozen bows


1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 whole egg
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
Vegetable oil for frying
Powdered sugar and ground cinnamon
Deep-frying thermometer


  1. Combine flour, 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, granulated sugar and salt in small bowl. Stir in whole egg, egg whites and vanilla with fork until mixture is crumbly.
  2. Form dough into ball; knead on lightly floured surface until smooth, about 5 minutes. Cover loosely; let stand about 30 minutes.
  3. Heat 2 inches oil to 375°F in large heavy saucepan. Roll dough on floured surface to 12-inch square, about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 12 (1-inch) strips; cut strips in half to form 24 (6X1-inch) strips. Tie each strip into a knot.
  4. Fry knots in oil, a few at a time, 3 to 4 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinnamon. Serve warm.

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