After the fiasco with the donut recipe yesterday, I figured I was going to have to make donuts this weekend. Then one of my friends put a link to my blog on her Facebook page today. I noticed someone commented excitedly about finally getting a recipe for donuts, and I didn’t want to have a disappointed reader, at least not this soon anyways, so I came home this evening and made some just so I could get pictures, and figure out that “frying situation”, lol. I had to half the measurements for the recipe as I was not in the mood to make a whole tray of donuts tonight. In any case, here we go again. I will go ahead and begin from the step after kneading the flour into the butter, and throwing in a dash of nutmeg and some baking powder. In case you missed the first steps, check here.
I whisked an egg with a fork, since it was just one egg and added to the mixture. Next I measured out some evaporated milk and sugar, and put in the microwave to dissolve as much of the sugar as I could. Again, the nerd in me is dying to know the concentration of sugar in the milk in ppm! I actually sat at work trying to figure out if such a calculation was possible. I mean, I know the chemical formula for sugar, but I dont know about milk. Any nerds reading this, please let me know what the concentration is, thanks! After a minute, the milk mixture was good to go
Then I mixed everything up some more with a spoon this time, as I needed clean hands to be able to take pictures.
Obviously, my BB does not take the best pictures so this picture does not do this mixture any justice, but it is wayyyyy better than me trying to describe it in my previous post. I also made sure I took pictures of the frying process to save you and I the trouble.
I prefer to use vegetable oil for frying instead of canola, as I have come to realize that canola leaves the donuts with a weird after taste I abhor.
Another lesson learned from yesterday; not everyone was going to get that “puff-puff maneuver”, especially those who have never made it before, so I tried using a spoon, and it worked just fine.
Just wait until you see the next pic, and #GBAMM!!!
When your donuts are all nice and brown, take them out and place them on your stack of kitchen towels to drain the excess grease. Let them cool for a bit, and then they’re ready to be served. I was feeling a little fancy tonight, so I did this
Donuts, and a nice warm cup of peppermint tea. Bliss in my mouth! Given the weather we’ve had around these parts, this is definitely a nice way to close the night if you ask me., but because I’m weird like that, the cup of tea is sitting on my nightstand while the donuts are waiting to be delivered to my lucky co-workers. As long as no one blames me when their pants don’t fit, I am all about sharing the love ……………..and calories!
Bils Beeing Bils
- 1 stick of butter
- 2-1/2 cups of flour
- A dash of powdered nutmeg
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- Sieve flour, baking powder and nutmeg together.
- In a bowl knead in gently the softened butter and the dry ingredients. Knead in until the flour and butter are perfectly blended into each other.
- Whisk egg until it is nice and fluffy and add to the mixture, and fold in some more
- Dissolve sugar in milk, preferably in a microwave, and pour in 3 parts into the mixture. As always fold in nicely between additions.
- Using a wooden spoon, fold in the mixture nicely and gently. The final mix should be midway between a dough and cake batter; not firm enough to stand alone, but not soft enough to flow continuously.
- In a deep pot, pour in enough oil for deep frying.
- When the oil is hot, use a wet spoon to scoop the mix into the pot. Avoid taking large scoops. Instead take enough mix, to cover the edge of the spoon. Do not overcrowd the pan
- Fry on one side until it is golden brown, and turn over and fry on the other side until the entire donut is a uniform shade of golden brown.
- Remove from pan and place on prepared stack of kitchen towels to drain excess grease and to cool.
- Serve with tea, or just eat in the kitchen like a bush boy or gel!!!