Thursday, May 1, 2014

Donuts for Breakfast

Today is May 1...and the best flower I could give Robert actually contain FLOUR.  Thanks to Zinio and the all the free magazines from Lorain Public Library I get through that ... I found a recipe  2 nights ago and thought this would be fun for breakfast.  In the late  Summer, at the county fair, the Wellington Band Boosters sell these wonderful donuts.  Don't get me wrong I don't actually go to the fair but my friend Pam does and she always brings them home to me (I have gone but the smells and heat and walking are too much for me).  So this recipe is perfect.  Made the night before, chilled in the frig overnight altho it only needs about 1 hour.  I set out everything I needed last night, got up as usual and voila!  Robert had donuts for breakfast, for the men at work, and he dropped some off for Pam and Ken.

4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cup sugar
4 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup 2% canola oil
2 T. orange juice
4 t. grated orange peel (which I didn't have today but it was fine, prob better with)
Oil for deep-fat frying
confectioners' sugar

1.  In a large bowl, combine 4-1/2 cups flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
2.  combine the eggs, milk, oil, OJ and peel; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.  Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. thickness
3.  Turn onto a floured surface; roll to 1/2" thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2" doughnut cutter.
4.  In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees.  Fry doughnuts a few at a time until golden brown on both sides.  Drain on paper towels, Dust warm doughnuts with whatever sugar, cinnamon, glaze you desire.
5.  To freeze, wrap doughnuts in foil; transfer to a resealable plastic freezer bag.  may be frozen for up to 3 months.  To Use: Remove foil, thaw at room temp and warm if desired.  Dust warm doughnuts with confectioners sugar.

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