Making doughnuts at home the easy way

With the long days of winter upon us and the ice slow to thicken I have been trying a lot of do it yourself cooking recipes.  The first one I tried was making doughnuts at home.  A lady my wife works with told us about this trick so we decided to check it out.

To make doughnuts at home, all you need is a pot to warm the oil up, a package of rolls from the store (or homemade dough if you really want to go all the way), some cinnamon and sugar and you are making doughnuts.  You wouldn't think making doughnuts from a kit for making rolls would taste good but they do!

The first step in the process is to get the oil going.  Any type of oil works (vegetable, sunflower, peanut) but I used vegetable oil when I made mine.  To start the oil, simply add it to a cast iron pot or something similar that will hold a couple inches of hot oil.  You want to make sure you have the oil deep enough to submerge the doughnut batter in it.

375 should do the trick

Now that you have the oil coming up to temp, the next process in the homemade doughnut making experience is to shape the doughnuts.  To do this, separate the dough into individual pieces.  Once this is done, take a cookie cutter and take out the middles.  Make sure to save these for doughnut holes!

Make sure you have a helper

Once the oil hits 375, you can put the doughnuts into the oil making sure they do not overlap in the oil.  You want them to be separated from each other so they all come out as individual doughnuts.  Do not try to put too many in at the same time.

Doughnut holes!

After the doughnuts cook for a few minutes they will start to brown.  Once they are brown to your liking, flip them over and cook them for the same amount of time on the other side.  Once the doughnuts are brown on both sides it is time to pull them out.

The pic didn't come out that great but one side is brown.

After the doughnuts are out of the oil, put them on a paper towel to let some of the grease run off.  Once they are on the towel, sprinkle your choice of powdered sugar, cinnamon, regular sugar on the doughnuts and then let them cool off.

Adding a mix of cinnamon and sugar.


A happy customer!

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