This weekend i sold at the farmers market and decided to make some incredible little doughnut holes. Because so many people are going gluten free I decided to make mine with gluten free flour, but you could easily use regular flour and it would turn out the same; all about preference there. These little guys are so cute, extremely easy to make and super easy to eat. I made two batches of batter, fried, glazed and packaged for sale all in less than an hour.. They would be a great school morning treat for those who have kids! There is not anything really special you need to make these, but two items can make it much easier. A candy thermometer that clips to the side of the pot you are using for frying helps you regulate the oil at the right temperature and keeps the little donuts cooking evenly and quickly, a cookie scoop makes scooping the dough in uniform size and nice round shape quick and easy (I have a scoop like This and I really like it!). Neither of these are a necessity, but again it makes it really super easy, and to get both of these it wouldn’t cost you more than $15 depending on where you get them.
Doughnut Holes (1 batch Makes about 2 dozen)
5 cups vegetable oil (for frying)
1 cup milk
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour (or your favorite gluten free flour)
2 Tablespoons sugar
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
In a deep pot add oil and clip on thermometer, make sure the thermometer does not touch the bottom of the pot, this produces inaccurate readings of temperatures. Turn on heat and heat to 375*.
Set up a pan near your fryer with a couple layers of paper towels for draining the excess oil after frying.
In a large bowl combine ingredients and whisk until smooth. When oil is up to temperature drop dough in using cookie scoop or using two teaspoons. Only put 4-5 in at a time, you don’t want to overcrowd them. Fry for 1-2 minutes until golden brown on all sides.
Remove from oil with slotted spoon or small wire strainer, place on paper towels and allow to drain for several minutes before topping with chocolate sauce, vanilla glaze or powdered sugar.