Old-Fashioned Doughnuts

The tangy cake and crisp crust of the old-fashioned doughnut, plain or glazed, makes it an American favorite.

Serves: 14Hands-on: 40 minutesTotal: 3 hours 40 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 14

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 5 cups canola oil

Directions

  • Beat together butter and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream. Chill dough for 3 hours.
  • In a heavy, high-sided frying pan, heat canola oil to 350°F. Turn out dough onto a floured surface, knead briefly, and using a rolling pin, roll to ½" thick. Cut into doughnut shapes and fry in hot oil, 1–2 minutes on each side, until evenly browned. Drain on paper towels. While hot, dredge in remaining sugar.

Recipe Information

Serves: 14

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 5 cups canola oil

Directions

  • Beat together butter and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream. Chill dough for 3 hours.
  • In a heavy, high-sided frying pan, heat canola oil to 350°F. Turn out dough onto a floured surface, knead briefly, and using a rolling pin, roll to ½" thick. Cut into doughnut shapes and fry in hot oil, 1–2 minutes on each side, until evenly browned. Drain on paper towels. While hot, dredge in remaining sugar.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories360
Total Fat15g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol35mg
Sodium320mg
Total Carbohydrate52g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars31g
Protein5g