2.13.2012

the old fashioned kind


Ingredients

1 cup sugar 
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
2 eggs
1/4 cup melted butter ( i used smart balance, but eliminated the salt that the recipe calls for). 
1 cup milk
4 cups flour ( i used whole wheat flour and it worked great).
oil for frying

Step one

In a large bowl mix the sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.


Step two
Add eggs, milk and melted butter. Beat well.

Step three

Add 3 cups of the flour, beating until blended. Add one more cup of flour and beat well. The dough should be soft and sticky but firm enough to handle.

Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour.


Step four
2 hours later 


  • Remove your dough from the fridge and begin heating the oil to 360F in a large metal skillet.


  • Working with half the dough at a time, roll it out on a floured surface to about 1/2" thickness. Cut out circles using a doughnut cutter (I used the top of a glass).

    Step five

  • Gently drop the doughnuts in the hot oil. Flip them over as they puff and turn then a couple more times as they cook. They will take about 2-3 minutes in total and will be lovely and golden brown. 



  • Step six
    Remove from oil and set them on paper towels or a brown bag.



  • Step seven 

  • enjoy them. 


    P.S  I was intimidated to make doughnuts. the dough, the frying... too much. I had put it off for sometime. But to my surprise, these were super easy and took very time. plus, they were delicious. it helped with my dunkin doughnut craving. 

  • 3 comments:

    Gentri said...

    Ok. I tried to wait until I was done blogging for the morning, but I can't. I'm headed to the store to buy a donut! haha! This looks so delicious!

    Gentri said...

    aaaaand I just pinned it. :)

    Betsy said...

    these seriously look fantastic. but soooo much work! haha props for getting it done!