Yesterday the Wife and I were binge watching Chopped on the Food Network when a sudden sweet tooth hit us. So we decided to make some homemade DONUTS! So I Google and couple of recipes and found one that was fairly easy.

Although the original recipe called for VANILLA extract, all we had in the our cabinet was ALMOND extract. Much to our delight, the Almond flavor worked out pretty well. The fact that these are NO-YEAST donuts mean there no need to let the dough sit for hours to let it rise. Just heat up the oil, mix the dough and drop 'em in!

Here's the recipe I used:

Heat up oil about 2" deep in fryer to 375 degrees (medium high)

In one bowl mix:

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/4 TSP Salt
  • 2 TSP Baking Powder

In another bowl mix:

  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 TBS Melted butter
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 TSP Extract (any flavor, vanilla, almond, etc)

Slowly add flour to egg mixture and mix with wooded spoon until a doughy consistency is reach (I used my hands to knead it).

Next, roll out dough on floured board and flatten to about 1/2 inch thick. Use something circular (like a cup) to cut out the donut shapes and a smaller circular cutter (shot glass) to cut out donut holes.

Drop donuts and holes into oil and cook until golden brown. While donuts are cooking mix Confectioners sugar, milk and flavor extract in separate bowl to desired consistency for glaze.

Remove donuts from the oil when ready and either dip donuts in glaze or pour glaze over the top and ENJOY with milk!