Monday, May 28, 2012


I have FINALLY perfeted my Old Fashioned Cake Donut recipe! Hold onto to your waistline, because it's about to change :) Once you try one, you just can't stop! So here it goes..

Gluten-Free Sour Cream Old-Fashioned Doughnuts
Yields 10 doughnuts

2 1/4 cups gluten free flour mix(I used the UN-Flour recipe from Irresistibly Gluten Free, by Christina Davis.)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp iodized salt
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup
2 tbsp softened shortening, like Crisco.
2 large egg yolks
2/3 cup sour cream
canola oil/vegetable oil for frying

Sift flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg together in a medium bowl, and set aside. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle, mix the sugar and shortening/vegetable lard for 1 minute on low speed, until sandy. Add the egg yolks, then mix for 1 more minute on medium speed, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula, until the mixture is light coloured and thick.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three separate additions, alternating with sour cream, mixing until just combined on low speed and scraping the sides of the bowl each time.
The dough will be sticky, like biscuit dough. Transfer the dough to a clean bowl and refrigerate, covered with plastic wrap, for 45 minutes(or up to 24 hours).
Heat your deep fryer to 350 degrees. Roll out the chilled dough on a generously floured counter or cutting board to 1/2 in thickness, flouring the top of the dough and the roling pin as necessary to prevent sticking. Cut into as many doughnuts as possible, dipping the cutter into flour before each cut.

I use a biscuit cutter, and a metal cake decorating tip to make the inner hole. Shake any excess flour off the doughnuts before carefully adding them to the hot oil a few at a time, taking care not to crowd them.(they will expand) Fry until golden for about 2-3 minutes per side.

Drain on paper towels and dip one side of doughnut into glaze and let dry.


Simplest Vanilla Glaze

3 1/2 cups powder sugar,
sifted 1 1/2 tsp light corn syrup
1/4 tsp iodized salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp hot water, plus more if needed

Place the confectioner’sugar, salt, vanilla, and hot water in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until smooth.

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