(free recipe) Vegan Apple Doughnuts
December 6, 2012
Do you need to avoid more than just gluten? These tasty doughnuts are for you!
Never made doughnuts? Here's how!
Roll out dough, about 1/2-inch thick.
Cut out rounds and "doughnut holes."
Fry! If you are nervous about frying, fry only one or two doughnuts at a time. That's fine.
Transfer doughnuts to paper-towel lined baking sheet. Admire.
Roll in granulated sugar. If you want. You do want, right? Yeah, I thought so.
Tips for Making These Gluten-Free/Allergen-Free Doughnuts
- Keep them thick and small.This recipe makes cake doughnuts. After mixing, pat the dough into a large rectangle. To make the dough easy to transfer from the counter to the fryer, keep the dough about ½-inch thick and cut into 2 1/2-inch circles. This might seem like a small doughnut but it rises in the fryer.
- Generously flour your counter and doughnut cutters. This dough's a little sticky. A generous sprinkling of white rice flour prevents the dough from clinging to the counter. And be sure to dip the cutter into white rice flour before you cut each doughnut.
- Watch the oil temperature. Fry the doughnuts in 375°F oil. Hot oil ensures the doughnuts don't get greasy. Two things to remember: Don't crowd the fryer. If you fry too many doughnuts at once, your oil temperature drops. When frying doughnuts, give them space to move in the oil. In my small fryer, I only make two doughnuts at a time. And secondly, monitor the temperature throughout frying. Adjust as needed to keep the temperature at 375°F.
- Re-roll the dough. Since you want to keep the dough thick, you'll only get about six doughnuts out of the first "batch." Lightly knead the dough back together and re-cut. No gluten means the dough does not get tough when reworked.
- Place, don't drop, the dough into the fryer. To reduce splatter from the deep fryer, hold the dough close the surface of the oil. As soon as the dough hits the oil, gently place the doughnut into the oil. Don't hold the doughnut high above the oil and drop it in.
- Turn doughnuts. After about two minutes the doughnuts will rise to the top of the Dutch oven or deep fryer. When they do, turn them over with the handles of two wooden spoon. Again, be gently to reduce splatter.
- Make doughnut holes. Okay, you don't have to do this but you want to, right? Set aside the scraps from the center of the doughnuts. When you've fried the last large doughnut, pop these into the fryer, a few at a time. If you don't want to make doughnuts hole, roll the dough back together and cut out another full-sized doughnut.
- Eat 'em right away. These doughnuts do not age well. The batch makes about twelve doughnuts and, trust me, the leftovers are not great. Either eat them the same day or give them away.
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