For the letter "D" we read all about Doggies and Doughnuts.....including the very cute story, If You Give a Dog a Donut. After that, we all agreed we should give some homemade doughnuts a try for our "D" recipe! It turned out to be surprisingly easy....and yummy.
This recipe is a combination of several I found online, and from an old cookbook of mine....I adjusted it a bit to fit what I had on-hand in my cupboards. My kids all loved them . . . so did my Hubby! And they couldn't have been simpler to make. Without little helpers or a camera ;) I figure they could be ready in about 15 minutes.
A frugal, yummy, quick, not-too-sugary, homemade snack.
Easy Homemade Doughnuts
2 Tablespoons vinegar
1/2 cup milk
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Stir the vinegar into the milk and let stand for a few minutes until thick.
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg and vanilla and beat until well blended. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gradually add to the sugar mixture, alternating with the vinegar-milk. Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and roll to 1/3 inch thickness. Cut into doughnuts using a doughnut cutter (or into mini-donuts with a biscuit cutter.) Let stand for about 10 minutes.
Heat enough oil in a large, deep skillet to cover the doughnuts. Heat to 375 degrees F.** Add doughnuts in a single layer and fry until golden, turning over once. Do not crowd the pan; add more oil to the pan as needed. Drain the doughnuts on paper towels and dust with powdered sugar while they are warm. Serve immediately.
***I didn't use a thermometer; I used a medium to medium-high flame & added the doughnuts when the oil was hot enough for a drop of water to sizzle in it....it seemed to work out just fine. :)
There's a lot to post this week, to catch up on our "D-Time" theme....
I'll be back later with a couple crafts, including one very fun, homemade toy. :)
Enjoy your day!