Tropfkrapfen (Drop Doughnuts)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

Doughnuts with a German background ...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the butter and sugar.
  2. Stir in egg yolks and whole egg; blend.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift all dry ingredients except the confectioners' sugar; add to creamed mixture, alternating with buttermilk.
  4. Stir to mix all ingredients.
  5. Cook by dropping spoonsfuls of dough into 375 degree F deep fat.
  6. Fry a few at a time, to keep fat temperature constant.
  7. Turn to brown on all sides.
  8. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
Most Helpful

OH MY GOSH! Yuck. Just tried these and I gotta be blunt, they just do not have any taste. Very poor. Gord27

5 5

Loved them! These are just like the beignets we had on a romantic trip to New Orleans years ago. Quick, easy and delicious. I felt the batter needed a touch of salt so for the half recipe I added 1/16 teaspoon. Edited to say that OF THE 350 RECIPES I REVIEWED IN 2008, THIS HAS GONE INTO MY TOP 20 FAVORITES COOKBOOK.

5 5

I've been making doughnuts ever since forever, and these are so easy to whip up and they fry up wonderfully, really puffing up and become light and airy. I may never go back to yeast-based doughnuts again! I used a trifle more than 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg and the doughnuts were wonderfully flavorful!