Wednesday, March 5, 2014

JEAN'S DONUT RECIPE

JEAN'S DONUT RECIPE

Vegetable Oil
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour*
1 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons shortening
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk

NOTE: If you are using self-rising flour, omit baking powder and salt

Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil in deep-fry pan or heavy kettle until 375 degrees.  Beat 1 1/2 cups of flour and the remaining ingredients in large mixer bowl on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds.  Continue beating on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 2 minutes.  Stir in rest of flour.  Turn dough onto well-floured, cloth-covered board; roll around lightly to coat with flour.  Roll gently, 3/8 inch thick.  Cut with floured doughnut cutter.  Slide doughnuts into the hot oil with a wide spatula.  Turn the doughnuts as they rise to surface.  Fry doughnuts until golden brown, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on each side.  Remove from oil; DO NOT prick doughnuts.  Drain on paper towels.  Serve plain, sugared or frosted. 

Jean: I have several donut recipes and thought that this one would be the easiest to make.  This is the one I use the most.  It came from a Betty Crocker's Cookbook many years ago.

16 comments:

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Everyone,

Someone asked for Jean's donut recipe and here it is.

It is 16 degrees this morning, but it's not so bad because the wind isn't blowing.

Marilyn

jem60 said...

These sound good thank you for sharing Jean I know my dad will love these will try and make them this weekend

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi jem60,

Let us know how you make out when you make them. I will see that Jean gets your message.

Marilyn

Countryside Reflections said...

I was at an Amish Auction in the Southern tier of NY State a few years ago and bought the biggest donuts that I've ever seen. Do you think this is a typical recipe that they would use? I know that the Amish and Mennonites are famous for their donuts at events like this and wondered if the recipe is a usual one or a secret one.

Doreen

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Doreen,

I will ask Jean and get back to you later today.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Doreen,

I got a hold of Jean. She said to make them so large, they have a large mold that cuts many donuts at one time. They cook them. She wanted to know if they had a special taste to them? She has lots of donut recipes. Sometimes they leave the donuts plain or tip them into chocolate, sugar, cinnamon, etc.

Marilyn

Wilma said...

I think some Amish recipes use yeast. We usually have donut stands at big flea markets in our area that are run by Amish and Mennonites. They are delicious, especially when you can eat them while they're hot!

New York State Of Mind said...

Thank you, Wilma,

In my area, we have many Amish, and have flea markets, but no Amish selling donuts at these flea markets. Wish we did. Nothing is like a donut when it's hot - you are right.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Folks,
I got Jean on the phone again. She said she has other donut recipes. The reason she gave this one it is the easiest of these she uses and the one she uses the most. She does have recipes with yeast in them if anyone would like them. She also uses them, too.

Marilyn

Countryside Reflections said...

Easy is good. I don't think I would make the recipe with yeast. I was just curious which recipe was used for the giant donuts. They were fantastic!!

Doreen

New York State Of Mind said...

Thank you, Doreen,

Wish we had a place around here that made some.

Marilyn

Melissa Mobley said...

Yum! This is the easiest recipe I have seen for doughnuts. I have wanted to make them but they looked too hard before.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Melissa,

Jean put on the easiest recipe and the one she used the most.

Marilyn

Melissa Mobley said...

I just made these. They are yummy! I made donuts, donut holes & donut sticks. I glazed some and rolled the rest in sugar, powdered sugar, & cinnamon sugar.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Melissa,

Thank you for telling us. They sound delicious.

Marilyn

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