This was done purely on a whim.
I was watching youtube – betty’s kitchen – you can see her wonderful video here.
I had all the ingredients at hand, so i decided, why not?
Fish really liked it. It was a more dense doughnut than if you compared to krispy kreme etc. but delicious all the same.
I didn’t eat much though – have been feeling quite heaty these days.
The cinnamon sugar was delicious!
Oh. do not. drop these on the floor. fish being the clumsy fish, dropped 2 on 2 separate occasions. He got so angry. The sugar coating flies everywhere and you get sugar everywhere! so don’t drop it.
Here goes the recipe!
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon (i don’t think there’s a difference, but i used dutch cinnamon)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 tbsp melted butter
1 beaten egg
1/3 cup milk + 1 tbsp fresh lime/lemon juice (or 1/3 cup buttermilk)
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
You need 3 bowls.
In the first, combine all the dry ingredients and mix well.
In the second, combine all the wet ingredients and mix well.
In the third, combine the sugar and cinnamon to make the coating and set aside.
Add the dry ingredients (1) to the wet ingredients (2) and mix to form a soft dough.
*My actually came out a little sticky and wet. I’m not 100% sure what the dough should have been like. but i added a little more flour to make it not so sticky.
Place the dough into the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
The recipe makes 48 doughnuts, so you could divide the dough up as betty does to ensure that the balls are relatively equal. but i was lazy. i just rolled them into balls of all sizes – just not too big.
Deep fry them. till golden brown and they tend to burst a little – but that’s no problem.
By the way, i didn’t fry up the whole batch. i rolled them into balls and placed them into the fridge. this is a good idea if you know that you’re not going to finish the whole batch. especially if where you are is hot, the sugar would melt and become all sticky instead of being crunchy sugar bits. so i would say, cook only as much as you wanna eat at that point in time.
Fish said it was nice both warm and cold.
So, there you go! I hope you try it cause it really is, very very simple.