Sneak-ret Ingredient Donuts

Tam D

By
@methodmaven

Who doesn't love donuts? And when you can have them fresh and warm, from your own kitchen?! If you've ever wanted to try your hand at home made donuts, this is a good place to start -- it was for me! The recipe is easy, and delicious, perfect for Fall occasions, or any time. And no one ever has to know your little sneak-ret ;)


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Rating:

Comments:

Serves:

2 dozen

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

DOUGH

3 1/2 c
flour, about
4 tsp
baking powder
2 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
baking soda
3/4 tsp
each: salt, nutmeg, cloves
2 Tbsp
butter, softened
1 c
sugar
2
eggs
1/3 c
milk
1 c
finely shredded carrots
1 tsp
grated orange peel or zest
salad oil for frying

GLAZE

2 c
confectioner's sugar
3 tsp
orange juice
1 Tbsp
finely grated carrot
1/2 tsp
vanilla
1/2 c
chopped walnuts, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine 1 1/2 cups of flour with baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cloves (dry ingredients). Set aside.
2
In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar together until evenly blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition until light and fluffy. Don't rush this step.
3
With mixer set at medium speed, beat in about half of the flour mixture, then the milk, then the remaining flour -- mixing just until smooth after each addition.
4
Stir in the carrots, orange peel, and 1 1/2 cups more flour, just until blended.
5
In a fryer or deep sauce pot heat 2-3 inches of salad oil to 375*.
6
While the oil is heating, turn the dough out onto a RollPat, or heavily floured surface, and pat or roll the dough to about 1/2" thickness.

Cut the donuts with a 3" donut cutter, which has been dipped in flour to prevent sticking.
7
Carefully drop the donuts, two or three at a time into the hot oil. When they rise to the surface turn them over.
Cook until both sides are golden brown -- about 3 minutes.
8
Lift from the oil with a slotted spatula or two-tined fork. Drain on paper toweling.
9
While the donuts cool a bit, combine glaze ingredients, adding orange juice one teaspoon at a time until you get the desired consistency. Stir until smooth.
10
Place the donuts on a cooling rack, set on a baking sheet. Spoon about a tablespoon of glaze over each one.
Garnish with finely chopped walnuts.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American