This morning I woke up to dark clouds and then came the rain. Oh it was a welcomed sight. We're having a jammy day by order of the kiddos!
I've been looking forward to some apple cider donuts and today was the perfect day for that.
Apple Cider Donuts
Taken and adapted from the The Donut Book by Sally Levitt Steinberg
2 1/2 C. of all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. of cinnamon
1/2 cup of sugar
3 TBS. of cold butter (or non buttery stick-that's what I used)
1/2 C. of apple cider or apple juice
1 TBS. of vanilla extract
Extra cinnamon and sugar for rolling donuts in.
1 1/2 cups of canola or vegetable oil for frying.
Combine flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, and sugar. Add 3 tablespoons of chopped cold butter and cut into flour mixture.
Add sugar, egg, apple cider, and vanilla. Mix together and dough will form. You can roll this out onto a floured surface and cut out donut shapes OR you can do what I did and make donut holes. I took about a teaspoon size of dough in hand and rolled it into a ball. These were easier and quicker than cutting out donut shapes. Make sure they are small though because you want them to cook all the way through.
Once you have your donuts or donut holes ready to go, put about 1 1/2 cups of oil into a pan on the stove. I put my heat on medium high. Once my oil was hot enough I lowered it back down to low heat. You don't want to cook the donuts too fast. The outside will burn, but the inside will be doughy if your heat is too high. This is one of those things you don't walk away from.
Set your donuts in the oil and turn them over to make sure they cook evenly. When they are finished drop them into a bowl of cinnamon and sugar. Roll'em around in it till they're nice and coated.
Pour a tall glass of apple cider and enjoy!
So, here we are all cozied up, cider and donuts in hand, and a Little House on the Prairie episode on TV. Perfect.
Have a blessed weekend!
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."