Monday, February 14, 2011

Apple Cider Doughnuts

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Yield: 15 doughnuts, 15 holes         Prep time: 35 minutes
Inactive time: 15 minutes         Cook time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups sugar
1 TBS and 2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups apple cider
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
4 TBS melted butter
2 large eggs and 1 large egg yolk
6 cups vegetable oil

Directions:

Line baking sheet with parchment. Line a large plate with paper towels. In a paper bag, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp. cinnamon; shake to mix well. Set aside.

Bring cider to a boil over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cider has reduced to 1/2 cup, about 20 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

In a large bowl, whisk baking powder, salt, 1 cup flour and remaining sugar and cinnamon until well combined. In a small bowl, whisk butter, eggs, yolk and cooled cider until well combined. Add cider mixture to flour mixture; whisk until smooth. Add remaining 2 1/2 cups flour and mix until just combined. Dough will be slightly sticky. Refrigerate 10 minutes.

Pour oil into a large pot and attach a candy thermometer to side (thermometer should not touch bottom of pot). Heat oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 375ºF, watching and adjusting as needed to keep oil from overheating.

Turn dough out onto a well-floured countertop and coat fingertips with flour. Pat dough out to 1/2-inch thickness. Using a doughnut cutter or 2 round cookie cutters (one large and one small), cut out doughnuts and holes. Transfer both to lined baking sheet. Gather scraps and re-pat dough, cutting as many doughnuts as possible.

Working in batches, carefully slide doughnuts into hot oil. After about 1 minute, doughnuts will rise to surface and begin to brown. At that point, turn over and fry 1 1/2 minutes longer. Transfer to lined plate to drain. Bring oil back to 375ºF before frying another batch. When doughnuts have cooled for 1 minute, add to bag with cinnamon sugar and toss to coat. Remove to a clean plate and serve.

Enjoy!

Blessings,
Ellen
Thank you Miz Helen for the honor!  I love your blog and all the recipes and ideas!



24 comments:

  1. Those look wonderful! Thanks for the recipe. Happy Valentines Day!:)

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  2. Here from FTLOB! Holy guacamole those are the ONLY ingredients for these yummy doughnuts? I am for SURE giving them a try this week. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Cider doughnuts! I LOVE cider doughnuts! I only get them once a year when we go to NJ to visit my husband's family, and then pick up a bag or two at Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck, NJ. Thanks for the recipe. I cannot wait to try these!

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  4. I'm always so envious of how fantastic gluten doughnuts look. I wish I could eat one right now!

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  5. this recipe sounds so much like my favorite time of year fall when cider is fresh and warm donuts are ate in the early morning

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  6. i visited a cider mill this past fall and have been slightly obsessed with cider donuts ever since. your version looks wonderful! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

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  7. These sound really good! I'm a new GFC follower from Traveling Through Thursday.

    http://www.grandmasguidetolife.blogspot.com

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  8. Interesting recipe and the doughnuts look delicious! Hm...can't wait to get my hands on some!

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  9. WOW! Homemade donuts - that's a rare recipe to find. They look wonderful - I love your blog. Found you at Full Plate Thursday. Blessings to you!!

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  10. Those look delicious! That's a recipe I'm saving!

    I'm a new follower from Thirsty Thursday. Have a great day!

    Jessi
    http://thejuicilife.blogspot.com

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  11. I hope you brought several dozen of your Apple Cider Doughnuts today. They look awesome...thank you so much for bringing them to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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  12. one of my very favorite things! I can't wait to try these...they look lovely!

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  14. Hi
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    I hope you will stop by and visit
    Tammilee

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  15. I really think I could gain about 100lbs on a diet of these dougnuts!! I'm most definately going to have to try them.

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  16. Can I have one please? Getting hungry when I look at the picture!! :-)

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  17. These sound SO good! Hope you will share them at next weeks Seasonal Sunday event!! :)

    Happy Friday!

    -Brittany-

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  18. These look delicious! Making my mouth water just looking at them!

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  19. Congratulations Ellen, you are featured on Full Plate Thursday 2-24-11. You can stop by and pick up your Red Plate. Enjoy!

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  20. Thank you Miz Helen! What an honor! I love your blog and all the recipes. ~ Ellen

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  21. I love, love, love apple cider donuts. These look great!

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