This is the time of the year everyone wants a doughnut. While some are purest and need ALL Reginal select items. I just want a warm, filling, sugary piece of fried goodness.
So lets do this. You need basics, Flour, Instant Yeast, Sugar, Eggs , Vegetable oil and Milk. In the proper amounts of each and a large pan of hot oil this treat is easy and Simple! I have been know in a pinch to improvise. Grab a premade can of Grands Biscuits and fry them up! But we will give you a recipe for the homespun goodness and you will be able to enjoy Fat Tuesday! #FAT AND HAPPY
1 cup Sugar, 1/2 Crisco or oil, 2 eggs, 1tsp salt , 3 cups water, 6 to 8 cups flour, and 2 packages instant quick rise yeast.
Rise your yeast in the WARM water add sugar. When this has bloomed you will add it to the flour, egg , salt and oil mixture, Knead or mix the dough for at least 5 minutes until it is all combined. Let it rise for 20 to 30 minutes. You will roll the dough out on a well floured surface and cut into your desired shape. At our house that can be anything from normal circles to Mickey Mouse ears. It is all up to you. You will allow these to rise while you heat the oil and prepare to fry. Have your self set with a cooling rack set upon paper towels on a cookie sheet to allow grease to drip.
Drop raw dough in Hot oil carefully to avoid splash . You will be sure to watch them to ensure they don’t burn. A light golden brown is what you are looking for. Flip and allow on both sides. Once they have drained and cooled you can roll them in sugar, cinnamon or even a light powder sugar glaze.
Doughnuts are served and your FAT TUESDAY is made, Eat up and make sure you are ready for Lent to begin. ANYONE CAN COOK, I promise. I hope your enjoy these as much as my family does!