These homemade donuts taste just as good any cake donut you could buy at your local bakery but you can make them at home in just 15 minutes!
Servings: 35donut holes
Ready in: 15minutes
1 1/4cups (176g)all-purpose flour(scoop and level to measure)
1/2cup (120 ml)buttermilk*
1/4cup (50g)granulated sugar
3Tbsp (42g)melted butter
3 - 4cupsvegetable oil,for frying
1/3cup (66g)granulated sugar**
Pour about 1/2-inch oil into a large saute pan or pot and heat over medium heat to 355 degrees F. (keeping an eye on it as it is heating). Meanwhile prepare donut dough.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt.
Separately whisk together buttermilk and melted butter. Pour buttermilk mixture into flour mixture and using a fork, stir in dry ingredients and mix just until combine (be careful no to over-work dough).
Roll dough into 1/2 Tbsp balls. Once the oil has reached 355 degrees F, fry about 1/2 the dough balls at a time.
Fry until just golden brown on bottom, then flip and cook reverse side until golden brown.
Carefully remove with a spider strainer or metal tongs drain onto a paper towel lined baking sheet.
Pour 1/3 cup sugar into a dish, roll donuts in sugar. Repeat this process with remaining dough.
*I usually use 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp buttermilk since I'm in a drier climate so if needed add a little extra buttermilk to bring dough together.
**Cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar or a vanilla glaze are other great options for coating fried donuts.
Use a thermometer to take temperature of oil so donuts fry up properly.
Don't try to fry all the donut holes at once, otherwise you'll lower the temperature of the oil and they won't fry properly (they'll start absorbing the grease).