Well, if it’s National Donut Day, you can’t stop at one doughnut recipe.Â So, enjoyÂ thisÂ Homemade Cake Donut / Doughnut recipe.Â I would like to submit, however, one spelling of the word ‘donut’ or ‘doughnut’.Â Please someone decide!Â Enjoy this great doughknut (there may as well be more spellings if we can’t all agree on one) recipe sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.
- 2 cups all-purposeÂ flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 quart oil for frying
- Optional – powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar mixture
Go ahead & reppare a place with either newspapers or a brown paper bag to drain the donuts / dougnuts.Â Top those with paper towels. Either flour clean kitchen counter or bread board for kneading doughnuts. Prepare a shallow bowl or plate with an inch of flour.
Heat oil in deep fryer to 375 F, or 195 C.
In a large bowl- sift flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon & nutmeg. Mix in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk and egg. With floured hands, lightly knead the smooth dough. Turn onto area prepared with flour. Pat dough into 1/4 inch thickness. Dip either doughnut cutter or two biscuit cutters (one 1-inch and one 3 or 4-inch) in flour. Use to cut-out doughnuts.
Carefully drop doughnuts into hot oil, only a few at a time. Fry, turning once, for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on prepared paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon-sugar mixture.