Monday, July 7, 2008

Simple Donuts

Simple doughnut that you can make fresh in your own home. the dough may be sticky but with sufficient flour on your rolling board, that should not be a problem.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder (optional)
1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 teaspoon vanilla
oil for deep frying
Fine sugar for coating the doughnuts

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. make a well in the centre and pour in the milk, egg, butter and vanilla. Mix well until blended. The dough will be very soft. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 to 2 hrs.

2. Heat oil. On well floured board, roll chilled dough to 1/2 inch thickness and use a doughnut cutter to cut out the dough and fry doughnuts right away.

3. Coat the still warm doughnuts with fine sugar.

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