German Puffs

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    doughnuts or balls.
    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

The fett kuckes of the Germans, the oley koekes of the Dutch, were known to the English as “German puffs.” “They will rise and look like a large yellow plumb,” Hannah Glasse wrote, “if they are well beat.” For busy German housewives, bread dough was the easiest way to make a treat of fried dough balls for hungry children and hardworking husbands. In The Flavor of Wisconsin a woman in Il