Saturday, March 21, 2009
These little gems are delectable. I like to make holes instead of a full on doughnut because there easier to cook and it seems healthier. I know I will still eat about 20 of them but at least I can pretend like I'm being healthier. You can dip these suckers not just in sugar but in cinnamon sugar,powder sugar, glaze, and chocolate ganache.
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup well-shaken buttermilk
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
12 cups vegetable oil
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Whisk together 1 cup sugar, buttermilk, butter, and eggs in another bowl, then add to flour and stir until a dough forms (dough will be sticky).
Turn out dough onto a well-floured surface and knead gently 8 times. Flour dough and a rolling pin, then roll out dough into a 12-inch round (about 1/3 inch thick). Cut out as many doughnuts as possible with floured 3-inch doughnut cutter and transfer to lightly floured baking sheets. Gather scraps, re roll, and cut more doughnuts in same manner.
Heat oil in a 5-quart heavy pot until thermometer registers 375°F. Working in batches of 3, slide doughnuts into oil and fry. Once each doughnut floats to surface, turn over and fry 50 seconds, then turn again and fry 50 seconds more. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Cool slightly and dredge in remaining 1 1/4 cups sugar.
I just did a really small pot of oil because I didn't want to waste oil.
I made these at night when everyone was asleep I packaged the different kinds and then left them out with a note, telling everyone to enjoy. So breakfast would be ready when everyone wakes up. I wouldn't suggest making them at night though,because it got pretty smokey and the fire alarm was about to go off. :/ but there Delicious.