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Mmm, Doughnuts

Well, not doughnuts, actually.  Scones.  But the recipe I modified was originally for doughnuts.  They turned out so good, I think I’ll make them again the next time the guys come over, but for now, I’ll share my modified recipe.

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • vegetable oil (or fat) for frying
  1. Sift together sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. Beat eggs thoroughly, then stir into dry ingredients.  (Note: I use powdered eggs in most recipes, and rather than mixing them up first, I add the powder with the dry ingredients and the water with the wet.)
  3. Add the milk and melted butter.
    • For doughnuts: Roll about 1/2 inch thick on a floured board and cut with a doughnut cutter.
    • For scones: Pinch off a ball and roll 1/4 inch thick, quarter if desired.
  4. Fill a large frying pan with oil until scones float and fry at 375 degrees F until nicely browned.  (Or use a deep fryer if you’re so inclined.)
  5. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Top as desired.   I recommend butter and cinnamon sugar.  Doughnuts can be dusted with powdered sugar.

The original recipe said that it makes about 24 doughnuts.  I used more flour than theirs, so probably closer to 30.  Feeds about 8-10 people.  They seem to freeze and toast well, but I don’t suggest using the microwave for reheating.


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