As requested, we are posting the recipe we love for doughnuts!
Turn on some music, pull out the aprons, get the family together, and have fun! Don't worry if there's powdered sugar all over the kitchen, or if you burn a few doughnuts in the process of finding the correct oil temperature! This is such a fun activity and a great way to involve family members who don't normally "cook". Because the oil is very hot, frying the doughnuts is best done by Mom, Dad, or the older children. But even your toddlers can help roll out the doughnuts or dust them with powdered sugar.
Without farther ado, here is the recipe.
~Bontrager's favorite Doughnuts~
Soak for 12-20 hours:
3 cups yogurt, sour cream, or buttermilk
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil
10 cups flour (We used mostly hard flour wheat flour and a little spelt)
After soaking add:
1/2 cup warm water mixed with 2 tbs. yeast
2 tsp. salt
4 eggs, beaten
enough flour to make a nice dough-at least 4-8 cups (We used unbleached white flour.)
Knead dough and then let it set until double in size. Roll out on floured surface and cut into doughnuts. Put on trays and let set until double in size. And don't forget the holes! We think they are the best! Fry doughnuts (and holes!) in safflower oil (at 365 degrees) until golden on top, then flip and fry the other side until golden. (Another kind of oil could be used, as well.) Once fried, we like to roll the doughnuts in powdered sugar. They are wonderful eaten fresh with milk or apple cider.
This recipe makes approximately 70 doughnuts. We enjoy making plenty to share with neighbors and friends. Left-overs are also great for breakfast the next morning!
If you make these, we'd love to hear about it!
posted by Allison