Thursday, June 6, 2013

Let's Make Doughnuts . . . Tomorrow is National Doughnut Day!

Yes, tomorrow, June 7, 2013 is National Doughnut Day! Sounds like an incredibly fabulous day to me!!!! If you would like to celebrate with free doughnuts, check Krispy Kremeto find out the location where you can choose, absolutely free, a doughnut of your choice to celebrate or Dunkin' Donuts where you do have to purchase a beverage to get a free doughnut. What isn't there to love about free doughnuts??? Every day should be doughnut day!!! :-)

When I was little my grandma used to make homemade doughnuts! I loved her doughnuts, so today I'm sharing her recipe with you!

Ingredients -

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 quart oil for frying
  • optional - powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar mixture

Directions -

  • Heat oil in 2qt pan to 375 degrees F. 
  • Add flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. 
  • Mix in butter until crumbly. 
  • Stir in milk and egg. 
  • With floured hands, lightly knead the smooth dough. 
  • Turn onto floured board or counter. 
  • Pat dough into 1/4 inch thickness and dip either doughnut cutter or two biscuit cutters in flour to cut-out doughnuts. 
  • Carefully drop doughnuts into hot oil, only a few at a time. Fry , turning once, for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. 
  • Drain on prepared paper towels. 
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon-sugar mixture - or as my grandma used to do, frost with a white simple frosting :-)
I have a set of Mini Noah's Ark Cookie Cutters which I like to use when I make doughnuts . . . they give me small, animal-shaped doughnuts which certainly add to the fun! Enjoy!

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