Do you ever get hit by a random craving in the middle of the night? The other day it happened to me and it was doughnuts, of course. Delicious, hot, sweet and fluffy doughnuts. I could have left the house to find a random 24 hour doughnut shop, but at that point in the night, leaving the house seemed like a massive undertaking.
Instead, I decided to whip up a quick batch of doughnuts based on what was in the pantry. A quick Google search lead me to a fifteen minute doughnut recipe: perfection!
These doughnuts literally come together in fifteen minutes – most of my time was spent impatiently waiting for my oil to heat up. I also had a bit of a tussle with an overflowing drawer while looking for a brown bag for tossing the doughnuts in cinnamon sugar. You can, of course, just roll the doughnuts in a dish with cinnamon sugar, but I love shaking them up in a brown bag.
These doughnuts remind me of Those Little Donuts you find at the fair. You know, the ones that pop out of that tiny doughnut making machine with the hot oil twisty slides. I love those doughnuts! I didn’t make it to the local fair this year, so it was nice to have a tasty reminder. Summer may be “over” but you can relive your summer fair memories with these fifteen minute doughnuts.
Fifteen Minute Donut Recipe via cookingclassy.com
makes about 30 doughnut holes
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- vegetable oil, for frying
- cinnamon sugar
Preheat the oil to 350°F over medium heat in a small or medium size sauce pan. The smaller and taller your pot, the less oil you will need to fry.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, buttermilk, sugar and melted butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Measure out the dough in 1/2 tablespoons and use your hands to gently roll into a ball. Try not to handle the dough too much, the less you compact it, the fluffier the doughnuts will be.
Gently add the doughnuts to the oil and fry until golden brown, flipping once, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels. Toss into a brown paper bag with cinnamon sugar and shake to coat. Enjoy immediately.
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