18 April 2009

Homemade DONUTS are the Best

This morning I made up a batch of donuts. The kids loved them. Pretty much the first time for making these. They were really good and frosting wasn't even needed. We did sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar just to make them look nice. The guys were off cutting wood and were thrilled for the girls and I to drive up with a bowl of homemade donuts. Just in time for their little break. Here is the recipe I used.

8 Cups flour-I used 3 whole wheat and 5 unbleached white
2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 teas. salt
1/2 cup shortening-I used coconut oil instead
2 C. sugar or 1 C. honey
4 eggs
1/4 C. vinegar and enough milk to make 2 cups

Cream shortening, with sugar and add eggs, beat well. Add dry ingredients along with milk only until well blended. At this point I just dropped by rounded spoonfuls into hot coconut oil. Try to have the temp. around 365. Turn over in the oil when halfway finished. They cook fast so make sure you attend them. Drain on paper towels and EAT.


Susan said...

Approximately how long do they take to cook in the coconut oil?


Tricia said...

I am thinking about 3-6 minutes per pan load.

Cinnamon said...

Oh yummmy!!!


Tonya said...

that looks good, I will have to try it. I love using coconut oil too!

Karies place said...

Oh yeah!!

Chris said...

MMMMMMMMM good!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. You are a good momma!!!

Ritsumei said...

Oh, Trish, you're making me drool!!