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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Applesauce Drop Donuts

Is it donut or doughnut?  I don't know, but I do know that these are good!

So, I have to admit we didn't make this in our Dutch oven.  That's okay- it could be made in a DO and we did do it at the campground, doesn't that count for something?

Instead of a Dutch oven to fry these tasty little treats in, we used a chicken fryer cast iron skillet we picked up at a flea market last fall.  The deeper skillet worked great- much like a 10" DO would.

These drop donuts were a HIT at the campground and this little batch made plenty- especially since we also had biscuits and gravy. 

Applesauce Drop Donuts
Cast-Iron Fryer Skillet or 10" DO over camp stove

1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup applesauce
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
Cinnamon and Sugar mixture (about 1/2 cup sugar plus cinnamon to your taste)

Combine all of the dry ingredients.  Combine all of the wet ingredients.  Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix.  It will look like wet cookie dough or very thick pancake batter.  Heat oil over medium heat.  You will know that it is hot enough when you drop your test donut in and the oil bubble around the dough.  If you happen to have a thermometer- 350° is what you want.

Drop 1 teaspoon at a time (they will expand as they cook).  Cook until golden brown, scoop out of the oil and drain on paper towels.  Roll in a cinnamon and sugar mixture.


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