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How to Fry the Perfect Donut

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Sure it's easy to run to the donut shop and grab a dozen tasty delights.......unless you are me. Simply because there is only one tiny donut shop in my tiny town and it is awful! Sorry to the shop owner but your donuts taste like nothing but over-used oil.

If you have ever experienced something similar you might be wondering how to make delicious donuts at home. It's not a secret that donuts aren't healthy in any way so I wouldn't recommend making these often but it is definitely necessary once in a while and this is how to do it right!!
 
 
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Step 1: Prep Work

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Before you dive into donut making you will need to do a little prep work. Some of the steps are optional but mashing the blueberries is not.

Cardamom - You can use store bought ground cardamom but if you grind it fresh you will get a much more intense flavor. Break open the green pods and empty the seeds into a mortar and pestle. Crush until finely ground.

Buttermilk - I usually don't have buttermilk on hand but it is very easy to make. Measure out one cup of milk and add one tablespoon of lemon juice. Let stand 10-15 minutes. Milk will begin to curdle. You can use store bought buttermilk if you prefer.

Blueberries - Using a vegetable masher, mash blueberries.
bellavina222 months ago
SOOOOO COOL!!!!!
michael634 months ago
They look so yummy !!!
HMice10 months ago
They look rustic-ly delicious!
wold630 (author)  HMice10 months ago
I do agree they look more rustic than a store bought donut but they are delicious!
HMice wold63010 months ago
It's all part of the charm :D
nalipaz10 months ago
interesting recipe. Thanks.
thayray10 months ago
Won! Der! Ful! They look fantastic!

I'm not so familiar with peanut oil, but in general I much prefer (1) safflower oil or (2) sunflower oil to "canola" ; agree that vegetable/soybean oil is the worst.
wold630 (author)  thayray10 months ago
Thanks!
shazni10 months ago
lovely! you are the queen of deserts!
wold630 (author)  shazni10 months ago
That's very nice, thank you!
Bungoy60110 months ago
Voted for you, LOL
wold630 (author)  Bungoy60110 months ago
Thanks!
Cido5510 months ago
yummy
doodlecraft10 months ago
Amazing! They look so good! I am scared out of my mind to make donuts...because I know I would eat them all and then want to make them all the time! :)
wold630 (author)  doodlecraft10 months ago
Completely valid fear!! I'm already thinking about the next batch!
sanorita10 months ago
looks delicious
wold630 (author)  sanorita10 months ago
Thank you!
nickal10 months ago
Lol u suck
RyGuy176 nickal10 months ago
lolz Shut up hater
DB-Koopa10 months ago
You should go into business and put that other donut shop out. Holy hell those look good.
wold630 (author)  DB-Koopa10 months ago
Not a bad idea, never thought about that! :)
bajablue DB-Koopa10 months ago
lol... I couldn't agree MORE!

I'd be willing to bet these donuts taste even better than they look!  ;-P~
cupcake lover10 months ago
They look delicious hahahahaaaggahahagagah I want one to appear in front of my face right now yummy
wold630 (author)  cupcake lover10 months ago
If you make them they will be!!!
JesusGeek10 months ago
Peanut oil I would recommend for doing this, especially if you like a nutty hint. It's the healthiest frying oil but it is more pricy.
unclelar10 months ago
would peanut oil work rather than canola oil?They look really tasty and I love blueberries!!
wold630 (author)  unclelar10 months ago
I've never tried using peanut oil so I can't really say. I know it is a good frying oil but my guess is it would leave more of a flavor than canola.
HollyMann10 months ago
Those look delicious!
wold630 (author)  HollyMann10 months ago
Thank you, they are!!!
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