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Apple Cider Donuts

Since I can no longer go trick or treating, this was my version of festive October fun.  I always had homemade costumes as a kid and went as a princess several times.  What would you dress up as?

{Gala Apples}

{Stayman Winesap}

Apple Cider Donuts
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  • 10.5 g yeast
  • 1⅓ c apple cider
  • 60 g melted unsalted butter
  • ½ c whole milk
  • 84.5 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 470 g flour
  • ½ ts fine salt
  • 1 ts baking powder
  • ½ ts baking soda
  • ½ ts cinnamon
  • ⅛ ts nutmeg
  • ⅛ ts allspice
  • ⅛ ts cloves
  • Oil or shortening for frying
  • 3 c powdered sugar
  • ½ c apple cider
  1. Gently warm your apple cider but make sure it's not hot or it will kill your yeast. Sprinkle in your yeast. (Mine read at about 105)
  2. In a mixer, tip in all the following: butter, milk, sugar, and eggs. Mix to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, weigh out and sift your flour, salt, baking powder/soda, and spices.
  4. In 3 or 4 separate additions, combine your flour mixture with your wet mixture.
  5. Cover with a towel and allow your dough to rest for 60 minutes in a warm/draft free place. (A cold oven or pantry works fine).
  6. Afterwards, on a lightly floured surface, knead your dough for about 5 minutes. You want to make sure you don't add in too much flour or your finished product will be tough and dry.
  7. Roll out your dough to about a ¼-1/2 " thickness and cut out donut shapes.
  8. Heat up your oil to 350-375 and fry in batches. Allow to cook 1-2 minutes on each side.
  9. Scoop with a slotted spoon and allow to drain and slightly cool.
  10. To make the glaze, whisk together the sugar and cider. Submerge each side of your donut into the glaze and sit on a cooling rack to set.
  11. These are best eaten the day of.

I cannot be held accountable for how many you eat.  I will happily serve as your guinea pig and tell you this much: you can eat 9 and not die 😉

Doughnuts & Donuts,


Your Squishy Monster ^.~

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