Delicious Apple Cider Doughnuts
1 cup apple cider
3 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp apple pie spice
½ tsp salt
4 tbsp margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs ½ cup milk
Optional Topping Ingredients:
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
real maple syrup
Reduce the apple cider to ¼ cup in a saucepan over a low flame, and then set
aside to cool. Combine the margarine, sugar, and eggs and stir until creamy.
Blend in the reduced apple cider and milk. In a separate bowl, combine the
remaining dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed. Gradually add the
flour mixture and continue stirring until the dough forms a ball.
Dust your work surface with flour and roll the dough to a thickness of
approximately ½ inch. Doughnut cutters are great since they cut the doughnut and
doughnut-hole at the same time. In a pinch, you can use the mouth of a cup to
cut doughnuts then you just have to find a way to cut out the holes! Place the
doughnuts aside for 15 to 20 minutes; this is a great point to start warming up
Heat your deep fryer (or a pot with at least 3” of oil) to 350°. Gently transfer
the doughnuts to the heated oil one at a time. Allow each doughnut to cook for
60 to 90 seconds before turning and cooking for an additional 60 to 90 seconds.
Remove the golden brown apple cider doughnuts from the oil and place them on a
cookie sheet covered with paper towels.
These treats are tasty plain, but they are absurdly delicious when they are
topped with something sweet. A light dusting of confectioner’s sugar is a quick
and easy way to top your
Drizzling caramel syrup over the
confectioner’s sugar will turn your simple home made treat into a gourmet
pastry. Another option is to mix ½ cup sugar with 1 tsp of ground cinnamon and
place it in a small paper bag. Doughnuts are placed into the bag and gently
shook to distribute an even coating. Apple cider doughnuts are great all year round, but they especially hit the spot
in the fall and winter. Why don’t you put your home made apple cider to good use
and try a batch today?