Monday, July 14, 2014

Homemade Mini Powdered Donuts

In my husband's family, the donut is sacred. It is something he has passed down to our 5-year-old, at least once a week I will wake up to find both my husband and daughter gone having woken up early to sneak out and try a new donut shop. They have tried almost all of the ones in are area and are slowly moving farther and farther away in search of the perfect donut. When they aren't questing for the perfect donut, I like to appease them by making this fun and delicious powdered donut recipe. They love it and it is fairly easy to make. 

You will need:

  • 1.5 cups lukewarm water
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1 envelop yeast
  • 2 eggs, beaten slightly
  • 1 1/4 t. salt
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 7 cups flour
  • 1/4 C. Shortening
  • Pan with oil for frying
  • 2- 3 C. Powdered Sugar
  • Lid or cookie cutter for cutting the donuts 
Mix the sugar, water and yeast into a bowl and let sit for about 10 minutes. In a different bowl, mix evaporated milk, eggs and salt together. After the 10 minutes mix the egg mixture into the yeast mixture. Add 3 cups of the flour and stir until mixed well. Add the shortening, stirring constantly while you add the rest of the flour. Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth. Let your dough rise for at least 2 hours.

Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and then use a small round cookie cutter or lid to cut the donuts. I use a lid from one of my spice jars. Add a small hole to the center of the donut with your thumb and then slowly stretch out the dough. Fry in oil heated to about 350 degrees until golden brown. Flip the donuts often to make sure the color is even. Drain the beignets for a few moments on a plate with paper twoels.  Add your powdered sugar to a brown lunch sack. Then add the hot donuts to the sack, close and shake until donuts are covered in sugar. Then enjoy the delicious, airy-ness of these donuts.

Make sure you check out the other 9 fabulous donut recipes participating in the hop today. Just click on the picture or title below to grab the recipe. Image Map
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