It always surprises people when I tell them that I’m not a huge fan of doughnuts. Personally, I find them to be just a bit too much, and I can never eat an entire one! Homemade doughnuts, on the other hand, are hard to resist. Today, a friend of mine and I (shoutout to Dalya) decided to try out a doughnut hole recipe–and it went surprisingly well! We loved the recipe and recommend them to everyone. You can find a recipe here.
- 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- Vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup sugar (for the topping) (optional)
- 3 tablespoons cinnamon (for the topping) (optional)
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar (for the topping) (optional)
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Add in milk, egg, and melted butter, and mix until well combined.
- Fill a large skillet or medium pot with vegetable oil, about 2 inches deep. Using a fry thermometer, heat oil to about 375°F. Make sure it stays around that temperature each time you fry the dough.
- Place cinnamon-sugar (mixed together) and confectioners sugar toppings in two separate small bowls. Set out several stacked paper towels next to the stove for drying the doughnut holes, along with a cooling rack with parchment paper underneath.
- When oil is ready, place about 5-6 teaspoonfuls of dough at a time in the oil and fry on each side for about 1 minute (2 minutes total). Remove from the oil and place on paper towel to soak up excess oil. Then, using a fork, roll doughnut in either the confectioners sugar or cinnamon-sugar mixture. Then place on cooling rack to cool slightly before serving warm.
We found the doughnuts easier to control when the oil wasn’t as hot; we accidentally burnt the first few. But it was overall a great success!