Homemade Lemon Doughnuts

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 tablespoons Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Powdered sugar, to garnish
  • Fresh berries, to garnish
Directions
  • Preheat fryer to 375 degrees F. with canola oil.

  • In a medium sized bowl, cream together shortening, mascarpone and sugar. In a measuring cup mix together buttermilk, egg, vanilla, lemon juice and zest. Slowly beat in egg mixture. Once well blended slowly add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

  • Roll dough out on a floured surface until 1/3-inch thick. Punch out doughnuts with a 1 1/2-inch biscuit cutter or donut cutter. Let stand 10 minutes. Fry until golden. Remove from fryer and dust with powdered sugar. Serve with fresh berries.


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