Super Easy Doughnuts

    16 minutes

    Really quick and easy donuts made from ingredients you probably already have. My 3 year old loves these because he can have them whenever he wants. There's hardly any waiting time. Use any topping you want. Our favorite is icing sugar!

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    Serves: 18 

    • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • 3/8 cup milk
    • 2 tablespoons shortening, (or butter)
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 cups sifted plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 quart oil for deep frying
    • 1/2 cup icing sugar for dusting

    Preparation:14min  ›  Cook:2min  ›  Ready in:16min 

    1. Stir the vinegar into the milk, and let stand for a few minutes until thick.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well blended.
    3. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt then stir into the sugar mixture alternating with the vinegar and milk.
    4. Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1cm thickness. Cut into doughnuts using a donut cutter. Let stand for about 10 minutes.
    5. Heat the oil in a large deep skillet to 190 degrees C. Fry doughnuts in the hot oil until golden, turning over once. Drain on paper towels.
    6. Dust with icing sugar while they are still warm, and serve immediately.

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    My 69 year old loves these too! Easy & quick, just make sure the mix is dry enough to knead & roll easily  -  27 Aug 2016


    3/8 cup is 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. or 3 fluid ounces  -  11 Apr 2017


    This is rubbish  -  22 Mar 2017