We all love a freshly made doughnut, no matter how unhealthy they may be. However, it can be a pain making that trek to the grocery store or bakery every morning. Fortunately, doughnuts can be easily made at home. Then, you can sit down with your hot doughnuts and coffee as you study for your online courses.
Here is a simple, easy-to-follow recipe for basic doughnuts:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2/3 cups milk
- 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
- 2 whole eggs, beaten
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Oil for frying
- Powdered sugar for topping
- Granulated sugar for topping
Mix two cups of flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt into a bowl.
Combine the butter or margarine and milk into a different, medium-sized bowl
Add eggs, sugar and vanilla extract into a large bowl and beat the ingredients together until they’re thick.
Add the milk mixture to the egg mixture and beat the ingredients together. Combine with the dry mixture. Add the last cup of flour and mix well. Cover and chill the dough for two hours.
Roll the dough out a half-inch thick on a floured surface and cut it with a floured doughnut cutter.
Fry the doughnuts in oil at about 375ºF. Cook until each side turns a golden color. Drain the doughnuts on a paper towel and let them cool on a rack.
You can decorate the doughnuts with either powdered sugar or granulated sugar by placing warm doughnuts in a bag filled with sugar and shaking them. You can also enjoy them plain if you desire.
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