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