No Yeast Doughnuts

Being out of yeast and out of range of any doughnut stores I had to find a solution.

And this, I am very happy to say, is the perfect solution.

The only problem is that it makes a lot of doughnuts.  But really, that isn’t a problem at all.

Of course, I don’t have a doughnut cutter here, but the neck of the glass jar I use as a rolling pin was just perfect (heck, I am nothing if not inventive!)

No Yeast Doughnuts

No Yeast Doughnuts

No Yeast Doughnuts

  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • confectioners sugar
  • 3 1/2 c. sifted flour
  • Oil for deep frying

In a bowl combine sugar and butter. Add eggs and blend. Add milk.

In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add liquid mixture to flour mixture gradually, beating vigorously.

Knead lightly on a floured work surface. Add a small amount of flour, if needed to keep dough from sticking.

mRoll out to 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Use a doughnut cutter to cut dough. Fry in deep hot oil, maintaining a 370°F temperature.

When doughnuts rise to top turn only once. Drain doughnuts on absorbent paper. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.