Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
Wonderful doughnut recipe adapted from a magazine.
- 3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 3⁄4 cup well-shaken buttermilk
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- vegetable oil (for frying)
- Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.
- Whisk together 1 cup sugar, buttermilk, butter, and eggs in another bowl, then add to flour and stir until a dough forms. Dough will be slightly sticky.
- Turn out dough onto a well-floured surface and knead gently 8 times.
- Flour a rolling pin and then roll out dough into a 12-inch round (about 1/3 inch thick).
- Cut out as many doughnuts as possible with floured 3-inch doughnut cutter and transfer to lightly floured baking sheets. Gather scraps, reroll, and cut more doughnuts.
- Heat oil in a large heavy pot to 375°F
- Working in small batches, slide doughnuts into oil and fry. Do not crowd. Once each doughnut floats to surface, turn over and fry 50 seconds, then turn again and fry 50 seconds more.
- Transfer to paper towels to drain.
- Cool slightly and dredge in remaining 1 1/4 cups sugar.