Plain Doughnuts Recipe

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Recipes.net Team March 21, 2020
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Doughnuts are a wonderful treat any time of the day. It pairs well with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea. Instead of having to line in lengthy queues, make them at home with this plain doughnuts recipe.

How To Make Plain Doughnuts

  • 3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
  • 2 tbsp shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • fat (for deep frying)
  • granulated sugar (powdered sugar, cinnamon-sugar mix, etc. for coating)
  1. Sift flour, measure and resift 3 times with baking powder, soda, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl. Cream shortening, blend in sugar thoroughly, then add beaten eggs and vanilla.
  2. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk in 3 or 4 portions, stirring only until well mixed. Chill dough before rolling.
  3. Remove only part of dough from refrigerator at a time. Roll dough out on lightly floured board from 1/4-3/8” thick.
  4. Cut out doughnuts with floured cutter. Fry in deep fat heated to 375° F. Fry only until underside is golden brown, then turn and brown on other side.
  5. Lift doughnuts out with slotted spoon or in a wire basket. Drain on paper toweling.
  6. Put granulated sugar, sugar or cinnamon and sugar into a paper bag, place doughnuts in while warm and shake to coat.

How To Make Plain Doughnuts

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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 40 mins
Makes:
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Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg , optional
  • 2 tbsp shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • fat, for deep frying
  • granulated sugar, powdered sugar, cinnamon-sugar mix, etc. for coating

Instructions

  1. Sift flour, measure and resift 3 times with baking powder, soda, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl. Cream shortening, blend in sugar thoroughly, then add beaten eggs and vanilla. 

  2. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk in 3 or 4 portions, stirring only until well mixed. Chill dough before rolling.

  3. Remove only part of dough from refrigerator at a time. Roll dough out on lightly floured board from 1/4-3/8” thick. 

  4. Cut out doughnuts with floured cutter. Fry in deep fat heated to 375° F. Fry only until underside is golden brown, then turn and brown on other side. 

  5. Lift doughnuts out with slotted spoon or in a wire basket. Drain on paper toweling. 

  6. Put granulated sugar, sugar or cinnamon and sugar into a paper bag, place doughnuts in while warm and shake to coat.

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 41mg
  • Calories: 80kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 25mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 132mg
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 24IU
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