• 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 packages dry yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Dash of salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying*
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Add juice, butter, and 1/4 cup sugar to a small saucepan. Heat until butter melts and ingredients are blended. Cool mixture until lukewarm. Add yeast and stir until dissolved. Mix flour, eggs, and salt in a large bowl. Add yeast mixture; mix well.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough in greased bowl. Cover with a cloth and let rise in a warm place for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Punch down. Roll dough 1/2-inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut doughnuts using a 2-inch cutter. Place doughnuts on waxed paper about 1 inch apart and let rise for another 30 to 45 minutes. Preheat oil in Presto® Electric Deep Fryer. If using an adjustable thermostat deep fryer, set at 375°.

Fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Add remaining sugar and cinnamon to a resealable plastic bag and shake well. Add fried doughnuts, a few at a time, and shake until each is coated with the mixture.

*Reference your deep fryer instruction folder for amount of oil needed.

Variation: Make doughnuts as 2-inch rounds (no hole). Fry as directed above. When cooled, make a small hole in the side of each doughnut. Using a pastry bag with tip, gently squeeze the bag to fill each doughnut with strawberry, blueberry, or raspberry jam. Dust with powdered sugar.

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Presto Tip:

Make jam filled doughnuts with the recipe variation provided below.