Do-nut forget to try this amazing donuts for this holiday season!

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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

Ingredients: 

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  • 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

Directions: 

Step 1: Mix together sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, milk, eggs and butter until well blendeddonut-7

donut-10Step 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).

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donut-11Step 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.

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donut-22Step 5: While the oil is heating up, cut the dough using your favourite cookie cutter

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donut-33Step 6: Deep fry the donuts in small batches (this will prevent the oil temperature from dropping too low). Fry until they turn golden brown

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donut-38Step 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.

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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!

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