Saturday, December 11, 2010

Homemade donuts

I remember,when I was a kid, during the Christmas season, my mom makes donuts. Back then, we never had cookie cutters. she was so creative to use a metal tumbler or bowl to cut the dough, and use a smaller sized one to cut out the middle part. Being a large family, She used to make a big batch of different kind of goodies, donuts being one of them. Our family tradition is to distribute some homemade goodies to the neighbours, friends and relatives and the visitors who come home to wish our family. It is such a treat to watch her make the donuts. The aroma fills the air of the fresh donuts, as we play christmas carols on the background, while making those special treats. My other family members decorate the house. The excitement of wearing new clothes to the church, brings joy and cheer of Christmas. " It's the most wonderful time of the year..."

I used small bite sized cookie cutters to make this recipe, to serve the kids. Be creative to make fun shapes to get the kids eat.   I used a combination of all purpose and wheat flour to make it, It tastes so better than the store bought ones.

Flour - 2 cups
Milk - 1/2 cup ( luke warm)
Eggs - 2
Sugar - 1 cup
Butter - 50 gr (melted)
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Cardamom - 1/4 tsp powdered
Salt - a pinch
Oil for deep frying


In a bowl mix the liquids. Milk, eggs,melted butter, beat well with a wire whisk. Add sugar, mix until melted, add cardamom, baking soda. Slowly add the flour. Mix to make a dough and knead well.  Let it sit for 15- 20 mins. Roll it out with a rolling pin and cut it with cookie cutters. Deep fry till golden brown.

Tips: It can be stored for a week or two in an air tight container.

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