Sunday, January 25, 2009

Scrumptious Sunday--Apple Cider Doughnuts

I found this recipe in a Taste of Home Magazine and just love it!  It is very flavorful! 

Apple Cider Donuts

  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional
In a mixing bowl, beat the first seven ingredients until thick, about 5 minutes. Gradually beat in butter, then cider. Combine flours, baking powder and baking soda. Add to batter; beat just until blended. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Divide dough in half. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; pat to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. doughnut cutter. Repeat with remaining dough. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375° degrees. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, for 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.

I usually will make the dough at night and refrigerate it until I use it in the morning. 

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Sherry said...

Yum! These sound absolutely appli-cious! :D I know my crowd would love these!

Donna said...

Be still my beating heart! Wow, these look great! Thanks for posting the recipe!