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Apple Cider Doughnut

A friend of mine had requested me for doughnut recipe and D had mentioned that I haven't made doughnuts lately. I wanted to finish off the apples piled upin my fruit basket as well. I was in two minds. Should I go ahead with the doughnuts or make something with the apples. Who else to turn to but my

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Apple Cider * ( see recipe below )
  • 3 1/2 cups Flour ( plus additional for the work surface)
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg Ground
  • 4 tablespoons Butter , at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar Granulated
  • 2 Eggs large
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan over medium or medium-low heat, gently reduce the apple cider to about 1/4 cup, 20 to 30 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and granulated sugar until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, and continue to beat until the eggs are completely incorporated.
  • Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally.
  • Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the reduced apple cider and the buttermilk, mixing just until combined.
  • Add the flour mixture and continue to mix just until the dough comes together.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment or wax paper and sprinkle them generously with flour.
  • Turn the dough onto one of the sheets and sprinkle the top with flour.
  • Flatten the dough with your hands until it is about 1/2 inch thick. Use more flour if the dough is still wet.
  • Transfer the dough to the freezer until it is slightly hardened, about 20 minutes.
  • Pull the dough out of the freezer.
  • Cut the doughnuts out using a doughnut cutter.
  • Place the cut doughnuts and doughnut holes onto the second sheet pan. Refrigerate the doughnuts for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Add enough oil to a deep-sided pan and fry the doughnuts on medium heat till they turn golden brown (appx 30-60 seconds on each side) .
  • Drain onto an absorbant paper and leave it for a couple of minutes.
  • Sprinkle castor sugar over it and have it warm..

Notes

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