Donuts, Ausgezogene, Küchle or Bauernkrapfen

Donuts, Ausgezogene, Küchle or Bauernkrapfen

Donuts, Ausgezogene, Küchle or Bauernkrapfen

They have many names: in Bavaria, they are known as people who have moved out or who have moved out. In Franconia they are called Küchle or Kiachla. In Austria they are called Bauernkrapfen. In the Tyrolean region, they are also known as Knieküchle or Kniekeulchen. They are also known as Rottnudel, Streubla or Fenschterkiachle. They are even known as donuts in the United States and Canada. What is meant is the same. These are lard pastries. This is baked at church fairs or during the carnival season. Depending on the region, the border is thicker or thinner. In the Upper Palatinate, the middle section should be so thin that you can read through the newspaper when you take off your clothes. Elsewhere the border is thicker.

In our family, the shape of the cake was a question of faith. While my grandmother preferred a thin inner part, my mother preferred a thick rim. As is so often the case, it is a matter of taste. It is important that the lard pastries are baked out in lard. Some also add vegetable fat. In any case, there must be enough fat in the deep fat fryer so that donuts can swim in it.

The dough balls shouldn't be too floury. Otherwise, the pulled out ones and donuts will be too hard. Rosi Lichtenegger from the farmer's donut grinder told us that Mühlviertel explained. It's best to eat kitchens when they're still warm. Then they taste the best.




Pulled and Farmer's Donuts and Pulled & Donut Recipes

Pulled out and donuts are easy to prepare. However, there are variations in the recipes depending on the region. Wikipedia suggests this recipe:

Ingredients for 64 pulled out and donuts

2,5 kilograms of wheat flour (type 405)
200 grams of sugar
A packet of vanilla sugar
250 grams butter
one liter of whole milk
eight eggs
two cubes of yeast
100 milliliters. Plum schnapps or fruit schnapps
Lemon juice (to taste)
a packet of baking powder
a pinch of salt
powdered sugar


The donut toast - pulled out
Variations for Ausgezogene - the donut toast


Extended frying and donuts

three kilograms of vegetable fat
500 grams of clarified butter


The vegetarian undressed
The vegetarian baked with ratatouille and cheese


Preparation pulled and donuts

Mix the yeast with 50 grams of sugar and 700 grams of wheat flour in 1 liter of milk. The milk should be lukewarm.
Cover and let the dough rise for about 15 minutes.

Then stir in the remaining sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla sugar, lemon juice, plum brandy, baking powder and a pinch of salt.
Knead in the flour until the dough comes off the bowl.
Let the dough rise for about 15 minutes, until the amount has doubled.


The hearty Küchle
The hearty one baked with spring onions, bacon and cheese


Completion for pulled out and donuts

Separate pieces of dough with a spatula and shape into balls. You should use a little flour so that the cake does not become firm.
Let the dough balls rise for 15 minutes, until they are about twice the size.
Pull out the balls in the middle. The dough must not tear. A dough rim should be created on the outside.
Heat the fat to around 180 ° C. If bubbles form on the handle of a wooden spoon, the fat is hot enough.


The Krapfenburger Bauernkrapfen
The donut burger


In it you deep-fry the drawn out donuts and donuts one after the other.
If the cake is placed in the fat, a dough dome forms in the middle.
If the farmer's donut is golden brown at the bottom, turn it with 2 wooden spoons. No fat should flow into the center so that it stays white.
When the back is golden brown, you can lift the cake out of the fat. Then let them drain on kitchen paper.
Then sprinkle them with powdered sugar. They taste best when they are still warm.


The icy one
The icy one with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce and cream


Farmer's donuts variations as well as drawn and donuts from the Mühlviertel

In the farmer's donut grinding shop in Tragwein, we learned that pulled out donuts and donuts do not only taste good with powdered sugar. The Hofcafé specializes in moving out. Serving farmer's donuts only with powdered sugar, however, is boring. The recipes that farmer Rosi Lichtenegger and her daughter Birgit Bauer develop are all the more resourceful. My mouth is already watering while reading the menu. There's the donut burger. The sharp one. The vegetarian. The hearty one. The classic and the donut toast.


Sweet donut variation
Donut variation with "Der Eisige", "Der Geistige" and "Der Berige"


Farmer's donut specialties can also be sweet. The simplest is the farmer's donut, which is served with a selection of jams. These are homemade. There's also the icy one. The spiritual. The berries. a donut variation and colorful Bambino donuts for children. Another new item on offer is “Der Vanillige”, an undressed one filled with Powidlmarmelade (plum jam) on vanilla sauce.



It's hard to decide, which of these delicacies to try. So we just order them all and share the variations. With a ginger and lime lemonade, this is a lunch, that we will remember for a long time.


In the farmer's donut grinding shop, pulled donuts and kitchens are made
In the donut bakery in Tragwein in the Mühlviertel, Ausgezogene are made


You can try the donut variations in the

Hinterberg 11
4284 Tragwein

Tel: 07263 / 7547

The best thing to do is to spend the night in Freistadt and the surrounding area and take a trip to the farmer's donut grinding shop.

Our tip: one Austria holiday In the Mühlviertel you can also take a trip to the Pen Schlägl combine.

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Extracted & farmer's donuts
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Source: On-site research. We thank the Mühlviertel for the invitation.

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs
Photos: © Copyright Monika Fuchs

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