Snacks & Treats
Easy Two-Ingredient Doughnuts
BY STEPHANIE KEEPING, SPACESHIPS AND LASERBEAMS
Jun 5, 2017
Making homemade doughnuts is a great way to start the day or end a meal. These easy two-ingredient doughnuts — presented with a little fanfare and a lot of love — will make a sweet impression!
From experience, I know my own dad, and husband, Mike, enjoy a sweet treat. My son Sam and I have made lots of fun memories in the kitchen so a commemorative occasion like Father’s Day is the perfect time to make some more. Mike loves it. Sam loves it. I love it. It’s a win-win-win!
Aside from the amazing taste, what makes these doughnuts so great is how easy and economical they are. It doesn’t get any simpler than two ingredients.
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You don’t need a special doughnut pan or even a doughnut cutter. I used my three-inch cookie cutter and the back side of a piping tip but you could use a glass and poke a hole in the middle with your finger, if need be.
Topping the doughnuts with glaze is optional, but it’s a basic sort of frosting that adds to the celebration. Want to add even more wow? Add some cute sprinkles.
EASY TWO-INGREDIENT DOUGHNUTS
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose baking mix (biscuit/pancake mix)
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 1 bottle canola oil (approx. 900 ml, for frying)
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 2 tsp melted butter
- 4 tsp water
- dash of vanilla
- Pour oil into Dutch oven and preheat to 375°.
- In a mixing bowl, stir in baking mix and buttermilk until just combined.
- Turn out onto a clean surface and work dough into a ball. Roll out to ½ inch thick.
- Use 3-inch cookie cutter to cut out round and a piping tip to cut out the center.
- Once oil is heated to temperature, place doughnuts into oil. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
- Place on paper towel to drain.
- Make glaze by adding vanilla and butter to powdered sugar. Stir in water, one tablespoon at a time until it's a pourable consistency.
- Dip cooled doughnuts into glaze, or pour over top.
To make coloured glaze, add a drop of food colouring. Add sprinkles if desired.
The sweet sentiment of a plateful of doughnuts, and a hug around the neck might be all you need to let the dads in your life know they’re special.
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