I have been wanting to try homemade doughnuts for a long time now. I found a delicious recipe for Apple Cider Doughnuts on a day when I had apple cider in the fridge and I had my sister-in-law here to help. All the makings of a successful doughnut experiment.
I found the recipe at Amanda's Cookin', but she says the recipe is pretty popular and can be found in a handful of places. You can visit her blog for the full recipe, but here's a few pics and tips of our 1st doughnut success!
We cut them out with a round cookie cutter and the top of a flower cookie cutter for the center. The top was round, for whatever reason, so it worked perfectly.
Into the oil. We used vegetable oil because it's what I had.
A potato masher proved to be a useful tool for doughnut lifting.
We set them on paper towels for a few to absorb some of the leftover oil. Don't leave them for too long though, or the doughnuts will absorb the oil.
Looking beautiful, dipped in cinnamon and sugar or a glaze.
We used some of the doughnuts to make apple cupcakes today. They are absolutely adorable and delicious, too! Here are the instructions!