This easy recipe makes African drop doughnuts that are light and fluffy and only calls for a few simple ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword African Drop Doughnuts, Drop Donuts
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 30minutes
200gSugarbrown or white
750mlMilklow or high fat
1 tspVanilla ExtractOR Lemon Zest
1literVegetable oil for frying
Melt butter and add cold milk and eggs. Mix well with an egg whisk till all the ingredients are incorporated.
In a large mixing bowl, mix Flour, Sugar, salt, baking powder, and Vanilla Sugar till well incorporated. If using Vanilla extract, add that to the wet ingredients.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix lightly till smooth. CAUTION: DO NOT OVERMIX.
In a large saucepan, pour vegetable oil more than halfway full. Too little oil will result in flatter doughnuts.
Test if the oil is hot enough by putting a drop of the batter into the oil. If the oil is hot enough, the batter will rise to the top almost immediately. If it stays at the bottom, allow the oil to hit a little bit more
Once the oil is hot enough (not too hot), scoop a little bit of mixture into your palm and squeeze bits of it into the oil between your thumb and your index finger.
Fry for about 2 minutes constantly stirring for even browning. For best results, DONT overcrowd the frying pan.
Once you are convinced the doughnuts are properly cooked, use a large slotted spoon to drain them from the oil.
Place the cooked drop doughnuts on napkins to drain any excess oil before serving.
Drop doughnuts are best served hot or warm.
Dust the drop doughnuts with powdered sugar if you desire.
Use a large mixing bowl for the batter.
Don’t over mix the batter otherwise the texture will be gummy.
Use the exact amount of butter recommended and not more. Too much butter will lead to oily doughnuts.
African Drop Doughnuts https://jayne-rain.com/african-drop-doughnuts-recipe-drop-donuts/ June 16, 2020