Spiced Doughnuts

Spiced Doughnuts
Servings: 20 Prep 25 mins Chill 1 hr Cook 40 mins

Ingredients

Doughnuts:
  • 8 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
Toppings (optional)
  • Finely Chopped Nuts
  • Toasted Coconut

Make It

1. Mix 2 cups flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, buttermilk, eggs, shortening, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, allspice and cloves in large bowl. Beat on low just until smooth, constantly scraping sides of bowl, about 1 minute. Increase speed to medium; beat for 1 minute.

2. Stir in remaining 1 3/4 cups flour. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.

3. To fry doughnuts, heat 3 to 4 inches oil in deep-fat fryer or saucepan large enough to allow 5 to 6 inches between top of oil and top of pan, over medium-high heat to temperature of 370 degrees F.

4. Roll dough on lightly floured surface to 1/2-inch thickness. Using floured 3-inch doughnut cutter, or 3-inch and 3/4-inch plain round cookie cutters, cut out doughnuts.

5. Using metal slotted spoon, place doughnut holes in oil; as they rise to surface, turn frequently until evenly golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove holes with turner to paper toweling to drain. Repeat with doughnuts, frying 2 or 3 at a time.

6. Cool completely and coat with toppings, if desired. Makes 12 doughnuts and holes.

For Finely Chopped Nuts or Toasted Coconut:

7. First spread doughnuts with Confectioners Sugar Glaze, then generously sprinkle with nuts or coconut.

Confectioners Sugar Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons milk

Make It

1. Confectioners Sugar Glaze: Beat confectioners sugar and milk in small bowl until well blended and smooth, and good glazing consistency. Spread on doughnuts.

Sugar & Spice Topping

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves

Make It

1. Combine sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and ground allspice and cloves. Place topping in separate plastic food-storage bag. Add doughnuts and shake to coat.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 20; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 217, Fat, total (g): 10, chol. (mg): 22, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 28, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 3, sodium (mg): 172, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.