Thursday, July 28, 2011

We Ate the Hole Thing!

I recently embarked on a new adventure in the kitchen -- attempting something I had never dreamed of making myself -- Doughnuts!

They were an epic success!   (and the kitchen was an epic mess!)  ;)

I made the dough and let it chill for a couple hours.  Then, Hannah helped me roll out the dough and cut out the doughnuts while I fried them in the electric skillet.  (I think this part of the process is a two-person job.  I would have been pretty stretched to roll out the dough, cut out the doughnuts, and fry the doughnuts in oil all by myself!)

It is fun watching them puff up in the skillet!

When done, we rolled our doughnuts in confectioner's sugar and cinnamon-sugar.  They were so yummy eaten warm and just melted in our mouths! 

I'm guessing you might like the recipe?!?

I used the recipe for Buttermilk Pancakes in the Taste of Home cookbook:

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups all-purpose flour (plus flour for rolling out)
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg (I omitted)
2 cups buttermilk
coconut oil for frying
additional sugar, cinnamon sugar, or confectioner's sugar for rolling

1.  In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light and lemon-colored.  Add butter and vanilla; mix well.  Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; add to egg mixture alternately with buttermilk.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.

2.  On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness.  Cut out with floured 3-inch doughnut cutter.  (Or improvise, like we did!)

3.  In an electric skillet, or deep fat fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees F.  Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, for 1 minute on each side or until golden.  Drain on paper towels.  Roll in sugar.

Yield: 4 dozen

ENJOY!!   :)


Rebecca's Refining said...

Looks great! Thanks for posting!
I may try some this week myself! :)

mommyx12 said...

Oh yes, it is not hard to eat the 'hole' thing when it comes to donuts. We do it all the time. My kids love homemade donuts. And so do I. I'll have to try your recipe sometime.

Rachel E. said...

These look fabulous! I don't eat donuts often but I am not opposed to indulging in the wonderful experience of sinking my teeth into...oh, sorry. I will have to make some soon.

~Chavonne Shonwise said...

Actually my sister-in-law made the exact same ones last year for us! They are SOOOOOO delicious!

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Fry up some more, I am on my way!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love that!!! We will defenitely use the recipie! ~Danielle

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