My daughter has been home for spring break this week, and she decided she wanted to make doughnuts that she'd seen posted on a Facebook page called Tasty. (Click here.) So we went for it! Here are the ingredients:
For the doughnuts:
2 1/4 cup (255 grams) cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
2 large egg yolks
3/4 cup sour cream (see tip below)
Canola or vegetable oil, for frying
For the glaze:
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 1/2 teaspoons corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup hot water
Note from Missy: We didn't like this glaze and added a dash of lemon juice to make it taste better to us. I would have started over and just used powdered sugar and milk, but I was out of powdered sugar.
First, my daughter wanted to test a trick she'd seen on YouTube. To separate egg yolks using a water bottle. You break the eggs into a bowl very carefully so you don't break them. And then you suck the yolks into an empty water bottle. :) It worked!
Sift dry ingredients (including nutmeg) together and set aside.
Cream the sugar and the butter until fluffy. Then add the egg yolks and mix.
Add half the dry ingredients and mix. Then add sour cream. Mix. Then add the rest of the dry and mix until blended.
Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and refrigerate for an hour (we left ours overnight because it was already 11:30 pm).
Roll out on a floured surface to 1/2 in thickness. Cut in circles (we used a mug). And then cut out the centers.
We didn't have a shot glass for making the holes, so we used a bud vase. LOL
Lightly score three lines on top of each doughnut, forming a triangle. Here's our dough, ready to fry.
Heat the oil to 325 degrees. I didn't have the right type of thermometer so had to guess. Well, I used my meat thermometer to make sure it was at least over 190 degrees. :)
Carefully drop into the oil, scored side up. Once it floats to the top, cook for about 15 more seconds. Flip it over twice more, cooking until lightly golden. (Ours was probably 30-40 more seconds, however I think our oil was a little too hot.)
Drain doughnuts on paper towels. Then dip in the glaze. We decided to also dip some in cinnamon sugar. And on some, even dipped in them glaze and also sprinkled on the cinnamon sugar. We also fried the holes.
I'm not a huge fan of cake doughnuts (give me plain glazed Kristy Kreme, please!), but these were pretty good! My daughter and husband enjoyed them.
If you try this recipe, have fun with it!