Try Ellen’s Sour Cream Donuts in your Deep Fryer

Saturday, March 13, 2010 @ 08:03 AM

Ellen’s Sour Cream Donuts

Heat oil in the deep fryer to 375 degrees F

Yield: depends on how big the cutter is


4 1/4 cups flour total (or sub 2 C all purpose flour & 2 1\4 C whole wheat)

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 1/4 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 cup sour cream

Canola oil for deep frying

Cinnamon Sugar:

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


In a large bowl combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg, and make a well in the center. In a second bowl cream the sugar and eggs until lemon colored then add the sour cream. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until smooth. Cover the bowl and chill for 1 hour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead about 1 minute. Divide the dough in half and with a rolling pin roll it out to 3/8-inch thick. With a donut or cookie cutter cut out shapes. Repeat with the other half.

Heat canola oil to 375 degrees F. Carefully add donuts to the deep fryer in batches of 4 or 5 to the hot oil and fry until golden brown(about 1 to 2 minutes per side.)With a slotted spoon or spider transfer cooked donuts to drain on paper towels. Combine sugar and ground cinnamon, and before they cool, dredge the donuts in the cinnamon sugar.(I personally prefer to skip the cinnamon sugar step & just eat when cool with a tall cold glass of milk!)

Make sure the oil comes back up to temperature between batches!

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