Bread Machine Raised Doughnuts
1/2 c warm water
3 tbs unsalted butter; softened
2 tbs dry nonfat milk
1/2 c sugar
1/4 ts mace
1 tbs baking powder
1/2 ts salt
3 c flour
1 tbs yeast
1/2 c powdered sugar
Place all the ingredients in the machine, program for knead and first rise and
press start. At the end of the final cycle, transfer the dough to a lightly
oiled bowl, cover it with plastic wrap and place in a warm, draft-free place,
and allow to rise for an additional 30 minutes. You can also do this step in the
machine by punching the dough down, closing the machine, and letting the dough
rise for 30 minutes.
Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut it in half to make it more
manageable. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. Roll it out to 1/3" thick. Flour
a doughnut cutter and cut out doughnuts.
Lift each doughnut, pat it to remove excess flour, and place it on a lightly
oiled or sprayed baking sheet. Cover the doughnuts with a clean towel and let
rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Put 1/2 cup powdered sugar in sturdy paper bag and spread out paper towels near
frying pan. Heat 2" oil in a medium saucepan or deep fryer to 375oF. Slide 2 or
3 doughnuts at a time into the hot oil.
Turn them frequently and spoon the hot oil over them until they are well puffed.
Drain the doughnuts on paper towels and shake them with the sugar in the bag
while they are still warm.
Yield: 18 Doughnuts