Remember when Krispy Kreme doughnuts opened a few years back? Us Canadians were “smitten” and joined the throngs of people in line to wait for a hot doughnut. All that “badness” never tasted so good…those warm doughnuts slid down your throat so quickly you swore there was no way the calories would ever have time to register. But, they closed (I guess we Canadians know a bad thing when we see it!) so the warm doughnut went by the wayside. Have you ever walked into a Tim Horton’s and had a warm doughnut? Have you ever wondered why the doughnuts are never hot? Like, seriously…
I think it’s a marketing tactic…their lines are already long enough…imagine if the doughnuts were warm?
I know…a lot of thought has gone into warm doughnuts…welcome to my thought process.
So, let’s get straight to the point. If you want a warm doughnut, you’re gonna have to make it yourself. Lucky for you, they are pretty easy.
Make them when you have people over…right out of the fryer and into your mouth.
As Homer Simpson would say, “MMMMM….doughnuts”…..
2 eggs, separated
1 c sugar
2 tbsp butter, softened
3/4 c buttermilk
3 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
vegetable oil for frying
1/2 c sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1. In a clean mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff and place the egg whites into a separate bowl; set aside.
2. In the same bowl, beat egg yolks. Add in sugar and butter and beat again; add buttermilk and beat again until combined.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg).
4. Add dry ingredients to wet and combine.
5. Add the egg whites gently into the egg mixture (it will be hard at first but the batter will lighten when all of the egg whites are incorporated)
This is what it should look like in the bowl when everything is mixed…
and then you can plop it on a floured board or countertop.
6. Find yourself some biscuit cutters or even a glass will work (you just have to find a smaller utensil to cut the inner hole with). I have a doughnut cutter (from my grandma’s kitchen!)
7. Roll out the dough and cut out shapes…
8. You should get a doughnut and a doughnut hole (like a Timbit!)
9. Keep going until you have used all of the dough (re-roll the scraps and make more).
10. Put about 2″ of oil in a pot or deep frying pan and heat (to about 350F or test a small piece of dough and see that it cooks quickly but does not burn)
11. Flip the doughnuts over and brown the other side.
12. Remove the doughnuts from the oil and drain quickly (or pat quickly on a paper towel).
13. Place the coating ingredients (sugar and cinnamon) in a paper lunch bag and shake it up; place the hot doughnuts in the bag and shake until coated.
Look at these beauties…all cakey and everything!
My friend Jenn went to a store that sells restaurant supplies and brought me back this tube of apple pie filling (she makes a killer oatmeal with this!) so I thought I would use it here…totally optional…a scoop of ice cream in the middle would be yummy too!
I went to visit my cousin who came out of the hospital and brought her this tray…nothing makes you feel better than hot doughnuts!
Get well soon!!