I could eat donuts every single day. Well, if I didn't care about having a heart attack and huge rear end. But minus those things, and I totally would. I love them. I remember taking a magazine quiz once that determined if you had a sweet tooth, a salt tooth or a fat tooth. Guess which one I had. Yep, a giant fat tooth. So donuts call to me.
This recipe did not disappoint at all! They were delicious! I did mess up and rolled my dough too thin. I couldn't figure out why they were flat until about 5 hours later when I did one of the "I should of had a V8" hand smacks to my forehead. But they were still awesome!
Old Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts
Source: Christie's Corner
* 2 1/2 cups cake flour
* 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
* 1 tsp. salt
* 3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 2 Tbsp. shortening
* 2 large egg yolks
* 2/3 cup sour cream
* oil for frying
Simple Vanilla Glaze
* 3 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
* 1 1/2 tsp. light corn syrup
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
* hot water
Sift the flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg and set aside.
In a stand mixer, mix the sugar and shortening for about 1 minute on slow speed. Add the egg yolks and mix for another minute on medium speed, scraping the sides of the bowl as you go.
Add the dry ingredients and the sour cream (alternating the two) in three separate additions. Mix just until combined (do not over mix.) The dough will be sticky. Transfer to a clean bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 45 minutes (or overnight.)
Heat oil in your deep fryer or in a large pan to 325 degrees.
Roll the dough out on a floured surface. I rolled mine too thin (about 1/2 inch thick). I would make it thicker next time.
Using a donut cutter, cut donuts out of the dough. Re-roll and cup until the dough is used up.
Fry donuts in hot oil for about 15 seconds and flip. Fry for another 60 seconds and flip again to the first side and fry for another 60 seconds. You want the donuts to be a nice golden brown color.
Remove from oil and place on cookie sheet lined with paper towels.
While they are still warm, mix the ingredients for the glaze. Pour over the donuts.
My kids like the holes more than the donuts. It's miniature food. Who doesn't love it, right?
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