i love all things american. like burgers, doughnuts and fluff* (which, by the way, i got only today from a colleague and friend. you can’t imagine my joy. now i can finally make this peanutbutter chocolate fluff cake i’ve been drooling over so long. yay! but that’s another story, for sure…).
most things are better when home-made. doughnuts, dough, are something i always shied away of making myself. the deep frying is not my thing. it sizzles, it stinks, and it requires you dispose of the old oil afterwards. no fun. then i found this recipe (by donna hay, again) and it looked so simple and tempting, i was willing to meet the difficulties of the deep frying.
ingredients: 50 g sugar 1 egg 125 ml milk 150 g flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder plant oil for deep frying more sugar and some cinnamon for the sugar-coat, combined on a plate
directions: combine egg, milk and sugar in a bowl. bit by bit add the flour and baking soda. put aside. heat the oil in a deep, small saucepan. with two teaspoons, shape little dough balls, and slip then into the oil. fry for 1 to 2 minutes until golden brown. remove from the oil and quickly let the oil drain on a kitchen paper. while still warm cover in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. eat immediately (lol).
* for those of you who don’t know fluff: fluff is an american marshmallow cream brand. it’s hard to get around here in switzerland / europe. but not entirely impossible, as i currently cherish one at home, prominently displayed in my kitchen. i am looking forward to try new things with it. like a simple fluffernutter, or cupcakes, or a pie, maybe..? oh, the things you can think. lol.