Brown Sugar Donuts

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There is nothing better than tender and tasty homemade donuts.

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Brown Sugar Donuts

The homemade donut is one of my favorite pastries and you won’t be surprised to learn that my repertoire has several donut recipes.

The dough can be made 2 to 24 hours in advance and set aside in the refrigerator. Cut it before you start frying and place the uncooked donuts on floured baking sheets, spacing them apart. You can wait up to 1 hour before cooking them. Eat them the same day or freeze them. You can coat them with sugar after thawing them. Donuts formed with scraps could be tough. It is best to cook the scraps without handling them.

Frying requires great care. Make sure you constantly watch the cooking without anything distracting you. If you don’t have a deep fryer use a thermometer to keep the oil temperature stable.

portion 36 Donuts

Preparation45 minsCooking45 minsTotal1 hr 30 mins

 115 g (1/2 cup) butter at room temperature
 100 g (1/2 cup) brown sugar
 5 eggs at room temperature
 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
 625 g (5 cups) all-purpose flour, sifted before if measured in cups
 4 teaspoon baking powder
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
 1 cup milk
 Vegetable oil for frying
 icing sugar or regular sugar to coat donuts

1

In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter. Gradually stir in brown sugar and beat until smooth for 1 minute. Stir in the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla and beat on high speed for 2 minutes.

2

In another large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. At low speed, gradually incorporate the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk. At this stage you have to beat until homogeneous not more.

3

On a lightly floured surface, using a rolling pin, roll out one-third of the dough to ½ inch thick. Cut the dough using a floured donut cutter and place the donuts on lightly floured baking sheets spacing them as you go. Repeat this operation with the rest of the dough.

Découpe de beignes

4

Place sheets of absorbent paper on cookie sheets to place the fried donuts.

5

About 15 minutes before frying, in a deep casserole or better in a deep fryer, heat 4 inches of oil to 375 ° F. Constantly monitor the heat of the oil and do not get distracted from pan for any reason.

6

Fry about 3 donuts at a time for 2 minutes. Turn and cook for about 2 minutes. Drain and place on the plates. (To check if donut is cooked through, cut one donut in half at the beginning of frying. If the donut has uncooked dough in the center and is brown on the exterior this means the oil is too hot). Finish with the donut holes.
Donuts are at the best the day they are cooked and can be frozen for 3 months.

Ingredients

 115 g (1/2 cup) butter at room temperature
 100 g (1/2 cup) brown sugar
 5 eggs at room temperature
 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
 625 g (5 cups) all-purpose flour, sifted before if measured in cups
 4 teaspoon baking powder
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
 1 cup milk
 Vegetable oil for frying
 icing sugar or regular sugar to coat donuts

Directions

1

In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter. Gradually stir in brown sugar and beat until smooth for 1 minute. Stir in the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla and beat on high speed for 2 minutes.

2

In another large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. At low speed, gradually incorporate the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk. At this stage you have to beat until homogeneous not more.

3

On a lightly floured surface, using a rolling pin, roll out one-third of the dough to ½ inch thick. Cut the dough using a floured donut cutter and place the donuts on lightly floured baking sheets spacing them as you go. Repeat this operation with the rest of the dough.

Découpe de beignes

4

Place sheets of absorbent paper on cookie sheets to place the fried donuts.

5

About 15 minutes before frying, in a deep casserole or better in a deep fryer, heat 4 inches of oil to 375 ° F. Constantly monitor the heat of the oil and do not get distracted from pan for any reason.

6

Fry about 3 donuts at a time for 2 minutes. Turn and cook for about 2 minutes. Drain and place on the plates. (To check if donut is cooked through, cut one donut in half at the beginning of frying. If the donut has uncooked dough in the center and is brown on the exterior this means the oil is too hot). Finish with the donut holes.
Donuts are at the best the day they are cooked and can be frozen for 3 months.

Brown Sugar Donuts

 

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