Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Time to make the doughnuts

These are what my mother called "Drop Cruellers," or "Sweet Milk Doughnut Holes". We make them on Donut Day/Fat Tuesday/Fasnacht Day and eat them warm. They're delicious no matter what you call them.

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
5 teaspoons butter, melted
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
7-8 cups oil
confectioners sugar

Pour the oil (seven to eight cups) in deep fryer and preheat to 370.
Beat the eggs with paddle beater in large mixing bowl of electric mixer. Add sugar, beating slowly. Add milk and melted butter. Add in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Mix thoroughly.
Roll dough into small balls, coating hands with flour as you work. Drop with spoon into oil. Fry for about 5 minutes or until firm and golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon onto paper towels, roll immediately in bowl of confectioners sugar to coat.
Makes about three dozen small doughnut holes.

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