• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup sugar
• pinch of salt
• 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
• 1 egg
• 4 tbsp oil
• 1/4 cup milk
• oil for deep frying
Sift flour and baking powder in a large bowl.
Add sugar and salt and mix.
In another bowl, lightly beat egg and mix oil.
Mix in flour mixture until crumbly.
Stir in milk.
With floured hands, lightly knead the dough until smooth (If too sticky, add some flour).
Leave the dough in the mixing bowl in a warm place for about 2 hours.
Roll out the dough into 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface.
Dip doughnut cutter in flour.
Use to cut-out doughnuts.
Heat oil for deep frying.
Carefully drop doughnuts into hot oil, only a few at a time.
Fry, turning once, for about 3 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oil and drain on paper.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon-sugar mixture, if you like.
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One memorable thing that I did was making fresh donuts with my mom and dad. This was memorable because my mom and I have never made fresh donuts before. This was going to be a new experience for both of us. We thought that making fresh donuts would be easy, but it was a lot of work.
It was a rainy Saturday morning and my mom, dad, and I were looking for something to do. I suggested that we would make fresh donuts. My mom and dad said that it was a good idea so we decided to make fresh donuts. The first thing we did was make the dough. That took the longest because we had to let the dough rise for what seemed to take the whole day.
After the dough was done rising, we took the big mushy white blob out of the bowl and we began to roll it out. When we were done rolling the dough out on the counter, we took a big cookie cutter which was for the size of the donut. We also had a shot glass to make the hole in the middle of the donut. Once the big blob had all the donut holes in it, we squished it together to make a smaller ball of dough then we cut it once again and kept doing this until we used all the dough.
We got out the fryer to fry all the little donuts. When my mom and dad were putting the raw donuts in the fryer, I got the job of making the frosting for the donuts. I had to whip up the frosting fast before the donuts got cold. Just as the new donuts came out I was still making the frosting, but I got it done as the donuts were the perfect temperature to put it on. I drizzled the donuts with the perfect amount of frosting and they looked very good.
In the end, the donuts were delicious and they tasted perfect to us. This was a fun experience for all of us but it took a lot of work. The good thing was it was something to do over a rainy day and I had fun doing it.
Submitted by: "Dustin S."