RECIPE: Apple Cider Doughnuts

October 30, 2019

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Pumpkin spice isn't the only flavor associated with fall. Long before PSL, there was apple cider (not apple cider vinegar), which also whisks us away to cooler temperatures, falling leaves and delicious memories.  Fortunately we stumbled across a recipe for apple cider doughnuts you can make yourself! Doughnuts are one of the easiest pastries you can make that require no special equipment required. You don’t even need a mixer!  And you don't need a barrel of apples to make them either! Take 3 cups of apple cider and bring it to a boil in a saucepan and reduce its volume from three cups to one cup. Once reduced, pour the cider into a small mixing bowl or liquid measuring cup and place it in the refrigerator to cool. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the four cups of all-purpose flour, one cup potato starch, two cups of sugar and one tablespoon plus two teaspoons of baking powder and long with optional cinnamon, ginger or pumpkin pie spice. Mix in two eggs half a cup evaporated milk and 3/4 cup of kosher sale and add the reduced (and cooled) apple cider. Knead your dough and let it rest for 30 minutes while the fryer heats up. Use a doughnut cutter and drop three doughnuts into the oil at a time and let fry for two minutes of each side. Add granulated or superfine sugar to the top after cooking and enjoy.

Apple Cider Doughnuts

  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 4 cups all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting your kneading surface
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, ginger, or pumpkin pie spice (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • High-heat oil, like vegetable or canola, for frying

SOURCE: The Takeout

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