Tuesday, December 22, 2009

3 Days and Counting

Remember a few months ago when we made donuts, and by donuts I mean, the tastiest homemade donuts I've ever had? A bunch of people were asking for the recipe (which I so kindly lifted from my friend Kat) so I thought I'd share it as one more little Christmas treat. Everything in me wants these for Christmas breakfast, but it might be too much chaos with presents and getting the turkey brined and cooked on time. But if YOU get a chance, I highly recommend them.

2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs, beaten
5 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
6 tablespoons melted butter

In a medium bowl stir together all dry ingredients and set aside. Whisk together buttermilk, eggs and sugar. Add melted butter and whisk again. Add dry ingredients and gently stir together -- do not use a mixer. Dough will be sticky. Start heating frying oil to 375 degrees. Roll or pat dough on a well-floured board about 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick. Cut with 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter. Form the scraps into a ball and reroll and cut. Fry in hot oil. Doughnuts will start to crack on top when they are ready to turn. Remove from oil when golden brown. Drain on paper towels. While warm, roll in or sprinkle with granulated sugar as desired.

Makes, roughly, two million donuts.

We didn't have a donut cutter, so we improvised. I used the lid to the PAM bottle as the outside circle, and then used the top to a 2-liter soda bottle to cut out the middles.

We then googled donut glaze, and chocolate/vanilla donut frosting. We also rolled some in a cinnamon and sugar mix. Sprinkled with red and green sugars, and served with some hot chocolate, these donuts would be a perfect way to start your holiday.


Stef said...

YUMMMMMM! Nate is SOOO going to make these! Happy Christmas to MEEE!

Wilson Family said...

Um, YUM. They look SO delicious. Definitely going to attempt these.... I've never fried anything though, so I'm a little nervous to set my house on fire...