Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
A Bette Hagman Recipe- a delicious treat. I had thought that doughnuts were on the forever-gone list until I tried these little morsels :) Best served hot, but still OK cold. They can be frozen, defrosted and reheated in the oven
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup butter (1 stick of butter) or 1⁄2 cup margarine (1 stick of butter)
- 1 cup potato starch
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- oil (for deep frying)
- cinnamon sugar, for dusting
- Heat oil in a deep fryer (375°F ). You will need at least one -two inches deep of oil. Whilst the oil is heating, prepare the doughnut recipe. Do not leave the heating oil unattended.
- Using a saucepan, heat the water and butter until boiling point is reached. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
- Dump in the potato starch, sugar and salt. Stir until the mixture forms a ball and has pulled away from the sides of the saucepan. (Much like making a choux pastry).
- With an electric mixer, add in the eggs -one at a time. Beat well between adding each egg.
- Drop the batter into the heated oil by small rounded teaspoonfuls, a few at a time. The doughnut holes will puff up as they are cooking to about 1 1/2 inches. Turn them throughout cooking to brown evenly. They'll take approx 5 minutes to cook. Remove from the heat and drain on paper towels.
- While still warm shake them in a plastic bag with cinnamon sugar (2 tablespoons of sugar to 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon).
I made these to go along with my Buttermilk Doughnuts Donuts at my daughter's sleepover since one of the girls was gluten intolerant. I've never baked/cooked with potato starch, so I can't say I was expecting much. The doughnuts were fantastic though!! Everyone loved them. They are very similar to a cruller. I recommend you try them if you have special dietary needs or not. Delicious!
It is a very good recipe. I find it delicious and I've also found that if you don't have potato starch you can Use tapioca starch and just a little bit of coconut flour gives it a bit more of a firmness when it fries.
These turned out lovely using duck eggs in place of chicken eggs and fried in lard (because I'm old-fashioned like that). I'll be experimenting with tapioca starch in lieu of the potato starch for my nightshade-sensitive friends. :) And my family enjoyed all the varied shapes!