Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

The Friday Nut

What would the 4th of July be with our the good ole Red, White and Blue, the colors that signify all that make this country great! Therefore, in keeping with the spirit of our national symbol and the focus of the Donut Directory, I'm giving you a recipe to combine both.

Courtesy of Activity Village The 4th of July Doughnut recipe:

Makes 20 small donuts or 6 large

You will need:

450g (1lb) self raising flour
50g (2oz) caster sugar
Pinch of salt
175 g (6oz) margarine
Milk
2 eggs
Oil

Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Rub in the margarine
Beat and add the eggs.
Mix together. Add the milk a bit at a time until your mixture forms a dough.
Shape into donuts.
Place a pan of oil* on a medium heat and allow to warm through. Drop in your donuts two at a time (or 4 small ones) and fry for about 3 minutes for the small, 5 minutes for large (until they are risen and golden brown), then place on kitchen paper to drain.

* The cooking should always be done by an adult. Children should never be left unsupervised in the kitchen, especially around hot oil.
Suggestions:
You don't need to stick to traditional donut shapes! Try some 4th of July donuts by shaping the dough with cookie cutters and glazing with an icing sugar (confectioners' sugar) and water mixture, colored with food coloring and topped quickly with some appropriate sprinkles!