Donuts. I love donuts. When I think about my favorite breakfast days growing up, I’m pretty sure they all involved donuts. Heck, forget growing up, they are still a favorite now! Waffles and biscuits and gravy might be the only close competitors. But enough about them, let’s get back to donuts. On special days, like holidays or test days, my mom would get up early and make these. You know it was a great breakfast when you went to school smelling like grease from head to toe.
National Donut Day is the first Friday in June every year. Well, I had high hopes of making it out to Lamar’s for a Free donut, but the babe spit up on me twice, causing 4 outfit changes (2 for me and 2 for him), so we didn’t make it in time. They sold out quick. So I decided it was a perfect day to make our own. These are quick and easy and yummy and the only negative is the grease smell, but c’mon, National Donut Day only comes around once a year. So let’s do this. For King and country.
- 3 Cups of All Purpose Flour
- 1 Cup of Granulated Sugar
- 3 tsp. of Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp.Cinnamon
- 2 TBS. of Melted Butter (or Coconut Oil)
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Cup of Milk
- 1 tsp. of Vanilla
- Powdered Sugar (for topping)
- Preheat your fryer fat of choice. I prefer to use shortening, because I like that it re-solidifies for covering and storing to use again in the future.
- Mix all of your ingredients together, minus the powdered sugar.
- Carefully drop by med. spoonfuls into the hot grease. (about 4-5 at a time, but depending on the size of your fryer, you might be able to do more)
- Once the bottom side is a nice med-dark golden brown, they are ready to be turned. Donuts may turn themselves over (hence the reason they are called popovers), but sometimes they need a little help with the roll, so be watching so that they don’t burn.
- Once both sides are done, remove and place on layered paper towels to drain. You might cut into the first one to ensure it is cooked all the way through. You don’t want a raw gooey center. Adjust cooking time if needed.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy with a glass of milk!