We woke up to a rainy Saturday morning and the kids and I decided that it was the perfect day for doughnuts. I didn't have time for yeast recipes, which require kneading and rising, and I don't own a doughnut baking pan do cake doughnuts, so I search until I found one that did not require yeast. They turned out so delicious that I just had to share it with you, so here is a wonderful yeast-free recipe for fried doughnuts/donuts (however you prefer to spell it):
*Original recipe was found on Allrecipes.com, but I had to change the measurements, based on the reviews of the recipe and my available ingredients, so here is my version*
Yeast-Free Quick and Easy Doughnuts
Yields about a dozen small doughnuts, or 5-6 large ones
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, softened but not melted
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 quart of vegetables oil for frying
confectioner's sugar for dusting (optional)
1. Stir the vinegar into the milk and let it sit.
2. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth and even. Add the egg and vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, put the flour, baking soda and salt into a sifter (I use a small colander!) and soft together.
4. Stir the flour mixture into the sugar mixture, alternating with the milk/vinegar mix.
5. Roll out onto a floured surface and cut out into doughnut shapes. I used a glass for the larger circle, then a bottle cap or the small hole in the middle. Let sit for 10 minutes, while you prepare the skillet for frying.
6. In a large, deep skillet, pour your vegetable oil in and heat on med-high. Oil is ready when drop of water sizzle on contact. Place the doughnuts in and wait about a minute or so, until the bottom becomes hard and golden brown. Turn over with a fork and repeat. Use the smaller inner pieces cut out with the bottle cap for donut holes and throw them in, too!
7. Let them cool on paper towels, or on a baking rack. When cool, you can dust them with confectioner's sugar, or if you're like me and ran out of powdered sugar, brush some melted butter over them and sprinkle with granulated sugar. You could also make a frosting or simple icing using powdered sugar, if desired.
Good morning, doughnuts. I love you.
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