I love doughnuts and I love a good jelly – but not together. So for Hanukkah I prefer good old plain doughnuts. Powdered or Glaze!
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
5 Tbsp. melted butter
4 c. flour
4 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
Beat eggs; continue beating and add the sugar slowly. Stir in milk and melted butter. In a separate bowl sift flour with baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
Combine wet and dry ingredients. Mix well. Chill dough about 30 minutes so it is easy to handle. Roll it out on a very lightly floured board. Roll or pat to a thickness of ½ inch. Cut with a double ring cutter to make a doughnut shape.
Heat an inch & ½ of oil in a flat bottomed pan to 375 degrees. Gently slide dough into oil. Fry each doughnut 2 – 3 minutes on each side. Don’t crowd the pan. Scoop them out with a slotted spoon or fork and put on paper towels to drain.
You can dust with powdered sugar or glaze with a Milk Glaze.
Sift ½ cup powdered sugar and add 2 tsp. hot mil and ¼ tsp. vanilla. Mix until smooth.