Holiday Barbie - Tiny Donuts

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: about 20 doughnuts
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Ingredients

8 cups canola oil, for frying

2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoons shortening

1 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/2 cup milk

Cinnamon-sugar, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oil in either a large Dutch oven or deep-fryer to about 365 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl mix together flour, salt and baking powder. In a small bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Combine the lemon juice and the milk together in a small bowl, and add to the egg mixture. Stir in the flour mixture and combine well to create the doughnut batter. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to about 1 to 2-inch thickness. Using a 2 1/2-inch pastry cutter, cut out doughnuts. Allow to rest for another 5 minutes, then fry in hot oil, in batches, until golden brown. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels. Coat with cinnamon-sugar and place on a serving platter.

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