This week's Club: BAKED recipe was chosen by Gloria, The Ginger Snap Girl. I've never made donuts before and I've been dying to & here was my chance!
I made half the recipe and with everything measured out and ready to go, I was done in a little under an hour. I started heating my oil as soon as I started mixing the ingredients. I added half a teaspoon of vanilla extract because I add it into all my baked goods. I used a 2" inch glass for the large donut and a 1/2" circle for the center. The dough was very, very sticky and I kept sprinkling flour everywhere. I was a little afraid that they would come out dry but they didn't. I then took all the leftover holes and put the dough back together and came out with 4 larger-than-usual donut holes and 4 regular donuts. My dough was slightly higher than 1/2" thick. I didn't bother with putting the cut dough into the refrigerator. The dough went from the cutting board to the oil. I fried up one at a time and kept the temp at 365 degrees. These fried up really fast! I turned away to clean up a sec and almost burnt.
These were so yummy! But they didnt taste so yummy the next day... Matt's right, these have to be eaten immediately.
|I went with the cinnamon-sugar coating because I always have cinn-sugar on hand.|