Monday, March 10, 2008
Posted by Sweet Sins at 9:16 AM
Well this Saturday morning I went ahead and tried a new recipe I had gotten from Jannett at BakeSpace.com. The recipe is called "Buttermilk Drop Doughnuts" So I woke up early and got the kitchen ready and decided to tackle these little guys for breakfast...
- 2 cups unbleached flour ( I only had bleached all purpose so that is what i used)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg ( I did not add this in)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla paste ( I used vanilla extract as Jannett said that could be subbed in)
Sugar and cinnamon for coating or an icing of your choice
Heat oil ( 2 to 3 inches) in a dutch oven to 375 degrees F. ( I just used a pan on the stove at medium heat)
In a bowl combine all dry ingredients.
Then add in the wet ingredients.
Beat with a mixer until smooth.
Drop the dough by teaspoons into the hot oil. Do not make them too large or they will not cook all the way through. You will think you are not dropping in very much but they expand a lot larger once they start to cook!
Fry for about 3 minuted or until they are golden brown. Do not cook too long so that outside gets burned looking and if they are browning too fast just turn down the oil.
Once you have cooked them drain on paper towel and then immediately roll in coating of your choice. I rolled half in just sugar and the other half in cinnamon and sugar. Coat using a spoon to coat the entire doughnut and then place on a finished plate.
Once you are done... Sit back with some coffee and ENJOY!
I liked these. I do not think I will make them again but they were different which is just what I was wanting to try! I like to try new things and I am always up for a challenge so these sounded like fun. PLUS who doesn't like doughnuts??? And I have never had one that was homemade. I know there are several varieties of homemade doughnuts and this is only one so I will be open to trying them again! Jason said on a scale of 1 to 5 he gave them a 3.5... however he kept eating them and eating them even when I wanted to put them up! ha ha so they must have been alright.
As I was walking to the kitchen to put them in a plastic container to see if they would be good the next day or to see how they would last I tripped ( in classic heather style) imagine in slow motion if you will.... a plate full of these little babies... covered in sugar and cinnamon flying in the air as I am yelling " NOOOOOOOOOOOoooooo" and then they were everywhere... the floor, the dinning room table and even the dog now had a sugary cinnamon coating... ha ha too bad for you I could not get to my camera and Jason had helped me finish cleaning up by the time I thought that would make for a funny ending picture for the blog!! ha ha so I do not know if they are any good the next day....
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and I am hoping to get some ideas from you guys on what I should make this week... everyone at work is begging me for more cinnamon rolls, however, I think we can come up with something new to try!!! So let me know what you think