World Famous Donuts
The other day, someone was feeling like donuts, and it reminded me that i have this amazing recipe that I got from a job interview once, from a chef that never hired me. Oh well! this donut recipe is well worth it! So you can say "Hmm, I feel like donuts" and then have them!
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
pinch of nutmeg
Sift all the above ingredients in a bowl, and stir with a wire whisk.
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
whisk all the above ingredients in a measuring cup until smooth
Then, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir quikly and lightly until a dough forms. Tip the dough out of the bowl onto the floured table, and knead gently until smooth.
Roll out to 3/4" thick
Cut out 8 donuts with circle cutters, then cut out the donut holes with a smaller cutter. Discard extra dough, or save them for donut scraps.
Deep fry the donuts at 350F for about 1.5 minutes per side, or until dark golden brown. Drain on a wire rack.
Prepare a light vanilla glaze with sifted icing sugar, vanilla bean paste and a few drops of warm water, to obtain a smooth, silky and runny glaze. Once the donuts are cool enough to handle, dip them generously in the glaze, and let the glaze run down the donuts and dry on the wire racks.
Do the same with the donut holes, and place on top of the donut, so each donut can be served with its hole. Or if you're in the business of donuts, you could sell them separately.
Alternatively, you can roll the donuts in cinnamon or vanilla sugar, or a combination of both. Either way, these donuts are fast, easy, delicious!
Posted by Melanie