- 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.
Make jam filled doughnuts with the recipe variation provided below.