Anyway, like I said, this past weekend was pretty great! Some major family time occurred, and we all got to rest a little bit! Also, I'm pretty sure that any weekend that includes homemade doughnuts is bound to be awesome. The best part about these is that there's no yeast in the recipe, so no waiting forever for the dough to rise!!!
Buttermilk Doughnuts (from this recipe)
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup sour cream (we don't actually get sour cream here, so I had to make some by adding vinegar to heavy cream...it really works!)
- 1/4 cup butter, melted, browned, and cooled
- Oil for frying
Glaze (this is just a guesstimate...I sort of made it up as I went along.....it turned out crackly though, sort of like a store-bought doughnut)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 T milk
- 2 T water
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 1/2 t oil (this will make the glaze shiny)
Combine glaze ingredients in a saucepan, heat until sugar has melted. Dip doughnuts into glaze after they've been fried.
- Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine the eggs, buttermilk and sour cream until combined. Stir in the browned butter (can be only slightly browned or completely browned, depending on the flavor you want).
- Make a well in the flour mixture, pour the wet ingredients into it. Stir gently until a sticky dough has formed.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, sprinkle some flour on the top of the dough, and pat out to about 1/2 in. thick. Get two different sized cookie cutters. Dip the largest in some flour, and cut out a doughnut. Cut out the doughnut hole by dipping the smaller cookie cutter in flour and cutting out the center of the doughnut. Continue until all the dough has been used up. I got about 10 doughnuts. Place in the fridge until ready to fry.
- In a deep skillet, heat a 1 - 1 1/2 in layer of oil until it reaches 365-370 degrees. When the oil is ready, take 2-3 doughnuts at a time and place them in the oil, turning after one side is browned. Each side should cook for about 2 minutes. Remove doughnuts, dip in glaze or cinnamon sugar. Enjoy! :D
You know that I am having one of these today for a first-day-of-school snack! :D
Speaking of school, I should probably start studying......look who will be helping me out today:
See ya'll later!
What's your favorite kind of doughnut?