Try these delicious doughnuts for an old-fashioned taste treat. Serve sprinkled with confectioners sugar, if you wish.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 2 quarts oil for frying
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt onto piece of waxed paper.
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer at medium speed to beat together sugar, brown sugar and eggs until fluffy. Beat in 2 tablespoon oil. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture, alternately with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients, until well blended. Stir in applesauce and vanilla.
Carefully drop batter by level tablespoons, 3 or 4 at a time, into hot oil. Do not overcrowd pan or oil may overflow. Fry, turning once with tongs, for 3 minutes or until golden. Transfer with tongs to paper toweling to drain. Cool completely.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.