Friday, November 12, 2010

fry daddy

the cover of the September 2010 better homes and garden magazine featured these delicious looking doughnuts. i remembered that when i was a kid my parents would make doughnuts with us. my mom doesn't keep many things in the house anymore but to my surprise she still had her fry daddy.

i brought it home with us the last time we were in michigan... and i couldn't wait to start making the doughnuts. i followed the recipe and it was really easy... the doughnuts were good but something was missing... after looking at a few other recipes online i decided to try again but this time i added sour cream (when does sour cream not make everything taste better) that was the secret ingredient that made them delicious!

here is the recipe that i created....
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 T baking powder
1 t ground cinnamon
3/4 t salt
4 T sour cream
1/4 t vanilla extract
1/2 t ground nutmeg
1/3 cup butter milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup sugar
vegetable oil for deep-fat frying
bowl of sugar

combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg; set aside. in another bowl combine butter milk and melted butter. in a large mixing bowl combine eggs, sugar, and vanilla; beat with mixer until thick (about 5 min). add milk mixture and sour cream; stir with wooden spoon to combine. add flour mixture and stir with wooden spoon until smooth.
turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. roll dough about 1/2 inch and use doughnut cutter to cut doughnuts. depending on your deep fryer; fry 2-3 doughnuts in a deep fryer for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes or until brown, turning halfway through with slotted spoon. drain on cooling rack and than shake warm doughnuts with sugar.


  1. Yum! How many can you make at a time and how time consuming is it? Looks delicious!

  2. my deep fryer could hold 2 full doughnuts and than the little doughtnut bits... in the end I think I ended up with 25 doughnuts and 25 doughnut bits... 2 hours worth of time but relaxing!

  3. why didn't you make these and bring them into work??