Home Made Donuts!

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For Father’s Day, I wanted to make my husband a special breakfast. He LOVES those tiny tim donuts you get at fairs, so I thought I’d make him the homemade version. They work out really well for a breakfast because you can make the dough the night before, and all you have to do in the morning is fry them.

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Sour Cream Cake Donuts (from Joy of Cooking -my go-to recipe book for just about everything)

Whisk together in a med. bowl:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

In a large bowl, beat until foamy:

  • 2 large eggs

Gradually add and beat until thoroughly blended:

  • 1/2 cup sugar

Stir in until blended:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Add the dry ingredients and stir just until incorporated. The dough will be very soft. Pat the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days. The dough will never become firm but it will be workable when cold.

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Working on a lightly floured surface, pat or roll the dough out 1/2 inch thick. cut with a well floured cutter. Fry in deep fat heated to 365 F Fry until golden. Drain on paper towel and roll in:

  • cinnamon and sugar

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Best if served while still warm or within a few hours of frying.

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I tried these once with a deep pot of oil, but found it difficult to keep the oil at just the right temperature to not burn the donut, and make sure it’s cooked all the way on the inside. Then I remembered, back to the days when normal people had a small deep fryer and used them on Friday nights to make frozen fries for their families. Can you remember back that far, to when you were a kid? My mom had kept the old family fryer, it was just waiting on a shelf in the back room for someone to be brave enough to deep fry again! It worked great! And although deep frying on a weekly basis again would be very hazardous to my health, and my waist line, it sure is great for a special treat. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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We had a great breakfast of pumpkin waffles with whipped cream and maple syrup, homemade donuts, and cafe au laits. Sounds more like dessert doesn’t it? Hope you had a great Father’s Day too. Life is a party with sweets for breakfast!

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  1. Josalyn says:

    Yummm!!! So thoughtful!!
    Hey, today I was watching City Line and totally thought of you. They were creating a dessert table and it totally looked like one of yours……you could be on TV lady!!

  2. Oh my goodness those look good! My mouth is watering. Thanks for the great recipe!!

  3. I did it and it didn’t come out right -.- idk if the heat was too high or what but it got burnt and not cooked on the inside.

  4. Samantha, so sorry the donuts didn’t turn out for you. ๐Ÿ™ Sounds like the heat was too high. I highly recommend a deep fryer. Good luck next time.

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