Donuts

Donuts
  • 4 dozen
  • 0:30 Preparation
  • 0:05 Cooking
  • 0:50 Total Time

Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    vegetable shortening or unsalted butter

  • 2 cups
    (500 mL)

    sugar

  • 3

    eggs

  • 2

    egg yolks

  • 1

    lemon, zest only

  • 2 cups
    (500 mL)

    milk

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    vanilla

  • 6 cups
    (1 1/2 L)

    all-purpose flour

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)

    baking powder

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    Salt

  • 1/2 tsp.
    (2 mL)

    nutmeg

  • canola oil for frying

Preparation

In a bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Beat in whole eggs and yolks, until mixture is a uniform pale colour. Stir in lemon zest, milk and vanilla.

In another bowl, sift flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg together. Stir dry ingredients into egg mixture.

Cover dough and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

On a floured surface, roll out dough 1/4-in. (3/4-cm) thick, cut out doughnuts and fry in hot oil (375°F/190°C).

Roll in icing sugar, cinnamon sugar or honey.

Source: Metro