HOMEMADE DONUTS RECIPE


It all started a few months ago after dinner one day when I really felt like a donut. I didn't feel like going out to buy one and so feeling a little adventurous, I started searching Pinterest for recipes. I ended up using this Super Easy Doughnuts recipe which was probably the greatest idea I'd had all week.

I've used this recipe now maybe four/five times and I've tried substituting almond milk and vanilla yogurt for milk, and brown sugar for white sugar. The almond milk donuts are the ones pictured and while I did like how they were a little lighter and had a nutty taste, the yogurt ones were my favourite. As for the sugar... stick with white because it tastes a little better. I tried halving the recipe (pictured) and they turned out a little less sweet, but I don't know if that's because of the almond milk. Still tasted good! Out of those combinations, here is my favourite adapted version of the recipe:

adapted from: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/72964/super-easy-doughnuts/

Ingredients
2 tbs. white vinegar
6 tbs. vanilla yogurt

1/2c. white sugar
2 tbs. butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

vegetable oil

optional 
1/2 c. white sugar
1 tbs. cinnamon
or
1/2c. icing sugar

Instructions
1. Put some oil in a skillet/pot (you can use a dutch oven or a slightly smaller pot depending on how many you're making, etc.). Heat the oil up.

2. In a small bowl, mix the vinegar and yogurt in a separate bowl and let stand.

3. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter and then add the egg and vanilla.

4. In a medium bowl, mix flour with baking soda and salt.

5. Put half the flour mixture and half the yogurt mixture into the large bowl. Stir! Put the rest of the flour mixture and the yogurt mixture into the large bowl. Stir again!

6. You can roll the dough out and cut into a donut shape or you can roll the dough into little balls (much easier). You may need to sprinkle some more flour on if the dough is a little sticky.

7. Fry your donuts until golden brown and turn them over once (I use plastic tongs). Drain on a paper towel, let them cool a little bit and then roll them in cinnamon sugar or icing sugar - your choice!

Best served warm but they don't taste that bad at room temp. (but not overnight), and they taste pretty good out of the fridge!