Thursday, October 18, 2007

Obligatory Snacks For October: Cider and Homemade Doughnuts

Surprisingly for a fat man I don't really like doughnuts all that much. Which is not to say I won't eat them, I just prefer to tape them directly to my thighs and buttocks.

Home Made doughnuts are a different story, they're outstanding!


1/2 c. butter
2 eggs
1/4 c. sour cream
1 tsp. salt
Oil for frying
1/2 c. sugar
1 pkg. dry yeast
7 c. flour, sifted
1 1/3 c. milk

Confectioners' sugar or combine mixture of 1 cup plain sugar and 3 teaspoons cinnamon. Cream butter and sugar. Blend in eggs. Dissolve yeast in water. Add to creamed mixture with sour cream. Sift together flour and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1-1 1/2 hours until double in bulk. Punch down.
Turn out on floured board. Cut in half and roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a 2 inch doughnut cutter and place on cookie sheet to rise for 10 minutes. Place in hot fat at 375 degrees. Brown both sides and lift out with slotted spoon. Divide batch and cover some in confectioners' sugar and some in cinnamon mixture.

Buy some real apple cider to go with them and you're in hog heaven.

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