I think I have shared with you that I totally spoil my kids on their birthdays…when it comes to food that is. A few days ago my oldest daughter turned in her menu. Here it is:
Blend the Crisco, sugar, salt, and eggs together well or very good.
Alternate adding the sifted ingredients and the buttermilk to the sugar mixture. The dough will be very sticky…that’s OK, it will all be glorious…I promise. Just flour your counter…with lots of flour at least 3/4 of a cup.
Now you want to prepare your toppings. I got all crazy and did four. Cinnamon Sugar, Powdered Sugar, Traditional Glaze, and Chocolate Glaze. Printable Glaze Recipes here.
Now get your oil hot. 375 degrees. Or you can just to the dough ball test=take a pinch of dough plop it in there if it fizzles and floats to the top you are ready to fry your doughnuts, if it does nothing and sinks to the bottom…well then my friend you need to turn up the heat or wait a few more minutes and try the dough ball trick again.
I don’t have a doughnut cutter thing-a-ma-jig. I just have these biscuit cutters, I ended up using the one to the far right. It made the cutest little doughnuts EVER!
There they are zee leetle ballz of dough floating around in zee hot greze. I don’t know why I am talking with zee French accent…it just seems like a goood sing to du.
There is the set up. Pan with lots of paper towel for draining. Toppings in the background. then the rack set up for the finished doughnuts. Let the doughnuts drain for a minute, roll them around a bit to get all the access grease off.
WOW, if I may brag……I don’t think anyone would ever have known that this was my first doughnut making experience. The only big flub was the last 8 doughnuts I was not patient enough and they were not done on the inside…bummer.
There is the inside. Perfectly, tender and cakey. Very moist! They were just as I remembered as a kid. I was worried they wouldn’t be. I hate that when you have this memory of something and then you go there or you make it and eat it and it’s not at all like you remembered. Not so with these lil pillows of perfection. Delicious…if I may say so myself.