Friday, June 11, 2010

Nuts For Doughnuts!

Every Saturday morning my son and I take our weekly trip to the Krispy Kreme for some mommy and son quality time together. This is his favorite place to go each week and I really enjoy the one on one time we get to spend with each other! I have found a new way to spend quality time with him, teach him cooking skills, and save money. We are going to make our own doughnuts! If you think about it, making your own will not only keep the cost down but you will be able to control what your kids eat. So this Saturday we are going attempt to make this delish treat and learn something new!! These are fried so if you have little kids (like I do) keep them away from the frying process!! Wish us luck!!

Here is the doughnut we are going to try Sat.

Buttermilk Doughnuts

4 1/2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
Pinch of nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. buttermilk
3 tbsp butter, melted
Fresh Fruit Glaze (recipe follows)

  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat together the eggs and egg yolk with the sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy, 2-3 min
  3. In a large measuring cup, stir together the buttermilk and butter.
  4. Alternately beat the dry ingredients and buttermilk mixture into the egg mixture, one-third at a time, until all of the ingredients are combined and a dough is formed. It will be soft and sticky
  5. With floured hands, remove the dough to a floured board and gently roll out until the dough is one-half inch thick. Using 2 biscuit cutters (a large one measuring 3 to 3 1/2 inches in diameter, and a smaller one measuring about 1 inch in diameter), cut the dough into doughnuts, spacing the doughnuts as close as possible. Collect the scraps and roll out to form another batch of doughnuts.
  6. meanwhile, fill a deep fryer with oil, or a large pot to a depth of at least 3 inches, with oil, and heat to a temperature of 350 degrees.
  7. Gently place the doughnuts in the oil, being careful not to crowd. Fry the doughnuts on each side until puffed and golden, about 11/2 to 2 minutes on each side.
  8. Drain the donuts on a rack and cool slightly, then frost and decorate as desired.

Fresh Fruit Glaze
  1. Whisk chopped or pureed berries or stone fruit with powdered sugar and a little vanilla
  2. Place donuts on a rack and drizzle

1 comment:

  1. lovely blog :)

    now i want a doughnut :(

    Cheers, Jesa