Fast & Easy To Make Donut Holes
Donuts are a well known and loved treat. They are a type of fried dough confection or dessert food. Also spelled doughnut. But no matter how you spell it out, the result is the same. A popular treat that can be prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty vendors.
With the upcoming National Donut Day (June 7th) here, I thought I would try my hand at making some of these sweet goodies. Not having any yeast in the house, and being my first time I went with an easy cake-like recipe. And I can say I nailed it as both kids ate a handful after coming home from school. I did donut holes vs the round rings which required less resting time and again; yeast.
The dough is a flour and sugar mix that is sticky but not overly thick.
But enough of my talking here is the recipe to make these easy donuts yourself.
- 2 Cups of all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 and 1/2 Tbsp of baking powder
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of melted butter
- Cooking Oil
- Start with heating your oil to 350. I used our fryer but if you don't have one, cast iron or deep frying pan. Just fill the pan with 1/2 an inch of oil.
- While waiting on oil, mix together the flour, suar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and vanilla.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together till combined.
- Add the melted butter and stir until you get a thick batter.
- Once the oil has reached 350 degrees, use a small scoop to drop the batter into the oil.
- Pending on pan size, keep batches at 6 to 8 donut holes at a time, frying for 2 minutes per side.
- Once removed from oil, let donuts cool on a rack to prevent and soggy spots.
- Optional: For a sugar coated, add a hot donut into a mixing bowl with powered sugar and once covered place on rack to cool.