Fall fried donuts for cider

I remember as a kid my dad going apple picking (that is, went to the Royal Oak farmers market and came home with a bag of apples and a jug of cider). But he did come home and make donuts.  Hot donuts and cold cider is a great combination.  When my kids were young, we would go to the orchard and pick apples.  Either way cider and donuts is the fall thing to do. Here is my take on the classic.
One funny story: my youngest brought a friend with us who had never been apple picking. And my daughter replied matter of factly, “It’s pretty much self explanatory.”
Dry ingredients

4 cups flour don’t use cake flour use AP

2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
Wet ingredients
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
2 tablespoon butter melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
Flour the cutting board
Bowl one: Mix all dry ingredients well
Bowl two: mix, eggs, and milk; add sugar, vanilla, butter, and orange zest
Mix dry ingredients into wet 1/3 at a time
Mix until every thing is mixed and no flour is showing.
Let rest for 15 minutes
Place dough on a well floured cutting board
Kneed 7 times
Roll donuts in to 1/2 inch thick
Cut donuts into donuts (I don’t own a donut cutter so I took a glass with a 3” length and used a cannoli tube to cut out a hole.)
I put all the holes in a pile and then rolled them into more donuts but if you like holes, knock yourself out. I’m not here to judge your life choices.
Mix 1 cup sugar with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
In your fryer or electric skillet or a wok heat 6 cups of vegetable oil to 365 degrees
Gently place donuts in oil
Let cook for 2 minutes then turn
Cook two more minutes
Flip and cook additional 1 minutes
Drain on a rack
Dip and flip in cinnamon sugar or frost
donut 2
donut 3.jpg
donut 4
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One Comment Add yours

  1. I can almost taste these beautiful Fall Treats!

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