Today’s recipe is my favorite doughnuts. Each month at work, the company buys doughnuts for the entire office to celebrate that month’s birthdays. The old-fashioned glazed doughnuts were my first choice. Y.U.M.! Since one of the main ingredients in old-fashioned glazed doughnuts is sour cream, going dairy free presented a problem…I couldn’t have them any more. This was one of the first recipes I knew I wanted to try & after research on how they are made & ingredients in them, I present this recipe. Y.U.M.!!
Original Recipe: (Here) Keep scrolling for the non-dairy changes…
Sift dry ingredients Cream sugar & Crisco
Flax egg Combine with creamed sugar/Crisco
Combine all together Combine glaze ingredients
After dough has chilled; roll out punch out & score
Fry in hot (375*F to 400*F) Drain on wire rack over cookie sheet
Dip in glaze when cooled a few minutes Repeat with remaining doughnut dough
non-dairy sour cream for regular sour cream
flax “egg” for egg yolks (1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons water, let set until thickened – 10-15 minutes at least)
2 tablespoons butter flavored Crisco (in addition to what the recipe already calls for)
I would add at least 1/2 to 1 cup more flour – my dough was super sticky & I ended up trying to knead additional flour – which eventually kind of worked
I would heat oil to around 400*F – 425*F – I did it on accident for my first batch & they turned out perfectly; the ones I did at the lower oil temperature just didn’t hold together quite as well. They still did “okay”, just not as great as the higher temp ones.
I would NOT recommend baking.
The flavor was delicious; the texture was okay. If you want unflecked dough, don’t use the flax “egg”; use applesauce or banana instead (just remember to still use the extra “fat” [I used the Crisco, EB, Melt or coconut oil should also work well]).
I double dipped my doughnuts into the glaze. After the first dip I allowed the doughnuts to cool & the glaze to harden a bit & then dipped again. Then I let them cool completely.
Clean Up Tip: Cover your surface with plastic wrap (slightly moisten underneath so it stays in place). Roll out dough & cut out; clean up is much easier…just roll up plastic with the flour mess inside & toss out; wipe up any that still remains.
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Do you have a favorite doughnut? Comment & let me know.