This morning, lets say late morning as I got started around 10:45, I decided it would be a good idea to make doughnut holes. Once I set my mind on something I can't seem to let it go... drives Mr. D crazy. Who makes doughnuts for lunch!? I've made doughnuts with my mom a couple of years ago but she has all the right equipment so I searched for a super simple recipe... and Google chatted her a bunch of questions.
By 11:30 we had some super fresh homemade doughnut holes. Delish! Now this is a truly simple recipe with fantastic results.
I modified the recipe that I found here to make...
Cinnamon Sugary Buttermilk Doughnut Holes
1/3 c. sugar (plus more to coat)
1/2 c. buttermilk
2 tbsp. oil
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Oil for frying
In a bowl mix some sugar and cinnamon to coat your doughnut holes, set aside.
Combine all ingredients until just moistened. Fill a deep pot, about 3/4" full with oil. Heat oil to 375°. Oil your hands and a spoon and roll the sticky dough into about 1/2" to 3/4" balls (they will puff up when fried). Place balls into hot oil and cook until golden. Flip and finish other side until nice and golden. Place doughnut holes on a plate lined with paper towels. Let drain for just a few seconds and roll in your cinnamon sugar mixture.
Eat warm and enjoy!