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Since then, I’ve made them several times. They seem to get better each time. I don’t know if it’s a learning curve, but whatever it is, I’m glad I didn’t give up after the first time. They tasted good, it was just such a long process. Now, it only takes about 20 minutes for me to fry up and frost a dozen donuts.
If you’ve never made homemade donuts before, I definitely recommend giving it a try. It’s not as hard as you’d think. Plus, fresh donuts taste so good and are so much less expensive than ones from the donut shop.
- 2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup cinnamon
- 2 tbsp butter or margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Add butter or margarine and beat until combined. Then add milk and egg until combined.
- Heat about 1 – 2 inches oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- While oil heats, roll the dough out on a floured surface. You want the dough to be about 1/2-1 inch thick. Using a glass or biscuit cutter, cut out circles. Then, using a shot glass or similar small glass, cut out holes in the center of each circle.
- Fry donuts about 3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Be careful to not overcrowd the skillet. The holes will fry up in about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
- Plain glaze – 1 c. powdered sugar mixed with 1/4 c. milk. Dip donuts into glaze.
- Vanilla frosting – Combine 1 c. powdered sugar, 1/2 t. vanilla and 1-2 T. milk until desired thickness. Spoon over donuts.
- Chocolate frosting – Combine 1 c. powdered sugar, 1 T. cocoa powder and 1-2 T. milk until desired thickness. Spoon over donuts.
- Powdered or plain sugar