Piping hot from the fryer… super-soft, cloud-like texture… and Homer Simpson’s favourite treat. Who doesn’t love a good, homemade donut (tell me who they are, and I’ll fight them)? This is a super easy recipe that you can whip up in no time. It’s also lard-free, so it is more suitable for anyone who has any dietary requirements. You can decorate these to your liking and make them as unique as you like!
Time to Completion: 2.5 hours
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 4 cups of cake flour
- 2 large eggs
- large pot of vegetable oil for frying
- Toppings of your choice, fine sugar, cinnamon sugar, icing, chocolate icing
Step 1: Mix together sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, milk, eggs and butter until well blended
Step 2: Start adding the flour one cup at a time until well blended (if the mixture’s too wet, add a bit more flour to create the dough like consistency).
Step 3: Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and place for at least 1-2 hours (overnight is ideal)
Step 4: Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it out 1/4 inch thick. In the meantime, heat up the vegetable oil in a large pan.
Step 5: While the oil is heating up, cut the dough using your favourite cookie cutter
Step 6: Deep fry the donuts in small batches (this will prevent the oil temperature from dropping too low). Fry until they turn golden brown
Step 7: Remove from oil and let drain on paper towels. If you’re using sugar or cinnamon as a topping, sprinkle it onto the donuts while they’re piping hot (it won’t “stick” to a cold, dry donut). If you want to use icing or chocolate icing, make sure your donuts are cooled down before doing so.
Now all is left is to eat and enjoy! Note one thing: donuts do not keep well for more than one day. So forget the diet and eat another donut!