Celebrate National Donut Day with Blueberry Donuts



Join Weston in celebrating  National Donut Day,  a nod to a holiday that started during World War 1 with the Salvation Army providing donuts to troops.



Makes 12 donuts

- Ingredients -
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup lowfat milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries (or other berries)
oil for frying (peanut or safflower work well)

Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons milk
zest of 1 lemon

- Tools - 
Weston Deep Fryer 
Weston Food Strainer

How To 


Preheat oil in deep fryer or pot to 375 degrees

1.Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl ( flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt)
2. Add melted butter to dry ingredients and stir until small crumbs form
3. In another bowl, combine wet ingredients (egg, milk and vanilla extract) 
4. Stir wet and dry mixtures together
5. Add in blueberries, mashing or pureeing some using Weston Food Strainer
6. Form dough into a ball, and  then roll it out on a floured surface or press by hand  to about 1/2 inch thickness
7. Cut donuts using a donut cutter, a glass, or even a knife
8.  Fry donuts a few at a time, depending on the size of your fryer for about 1 1/2-2 minutes per side. (check doneness of your first donut to make sure time is accurate)
9. Whisk glaze ingredients together until it forms the right consistency.  Add more sugar for thicker glaze or more water for a thinner glaze
10.  Dip donuts in glaze or pour over donuts












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