Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
Kids love these, and nothing beats eating doughnuts you have made yourself.
- 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1⁄4 cup apple cider or 1⁄4 cup apple juice
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 medium apple (McIntosh or Empire is good)
- oil (for deep frying)
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- Make a well in the center.
- In a small bowl, cream together the sugar and butter, then beat in the egg.
- Add the apple juice, milk, and vanilla to the creamed mixture, and beat all together.
- Pour mixture into the center of the dry ingredients and stir until smooth.
- Peel, core, and finely chop the apple, then stir it into the batter.
- Cover and chill the dough for 1 hour.
- Place half the dough on a floured board; knead lightly, and roll out to approximately 3/8-inch thick.
- Cut with a floured 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter.
- Heat the oil to 375°F in a wok or skillet; fry the dough for 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden brown (do not overcrowd); drain on absorbent paper.
- When cool, dust doughnuts with a mixture of 1 cup confectioners sugar mixed with 1 tbsp cinnamon placed in a sieve; shake off excess.
These turned out really gross. Not a donut-like texture at all. I tried these as a way to save time, but they were nasty. i would've been better off with a yeast dough. They basically were like deep-fried biscuits, not a soft and chewy donut.
Delish! Mine came out overdone, but that is because I'm brand new to fry cooking. (Hehe, I love to bake.) I think I'd like to share some of my newfound frying experience :p... A) A minute is not actually that long. Dough fries FAST. B) After putting dough into the hot oil, the oil will not get any hotter...so don't get too excited and start putting the dough in 25 degrees too early! (but still, they came out good) I doubled the cinnamon and added nutmeg and allspice like Bayhill did. Even though mine were overdone, they were still scrumptious...best when they were still warm!
These little gems were yummy! They had a subtle, not too sweet apple flavor that my family really loved. I did double the cinnamon and also added 1/4 tsp. each nutmeg and allspice. The dough was very sticky, even after chilling so I had to use quite a bit of flour on my board when I was rolling out the dough. I think that next time I might add a little extra flour to the dough when mixing to make things a lot easier. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe!! *Made for Comfort Cafe*