Saturday, April 28, 2007
Or a.k.a. Ode to a Donut munchkin...
Every Sunday Morning, my brother-in-law shows up with a bag of Dunkin' Donut Munchkins. A treat that I would enjoy before going gluten free. Sigh. Dunkin' Donuts had become Dunkin' DO NOTS. BOOO HOOOOO!!!! I'd have to watch my kids, powdered sugar around thier lips. Knowing all the while that I could not eat them. My heart would sink every Sunday morning when he would arrive with that blasted pink, orange and brown bag in his hand. I know he was not being malicious. At least, I don't think he was!
I went in search of (see, where's Leonard Nimoy????) a donut recipe. I was shocked at just how many there were out there. I took one and sort of adjusted it according to other recipes.
Well...I have outsmarted Mr. Donut Man....HA HA!!!
Truly, days like today are the ones where I am thankful I am gluten-free. I really am. These things I'm trying, experimenting with are things I would have never tried without motivation. I would have NEVER made my own doughnut holes. I am thankful now that I have learned. How silly is that?
Gluten Free Punkins
1 1/2 Cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Flour Mix
1/4 Cup Corn Starch
2 teaspoons Xantham Gum
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 Cup Sugar ( a little more is okay, but don't overdo or they'll be too sweet)
1/2 Cup Milk (take out 2 Tbs and reserve just incase you need to thin it a little)
Oil for frying
Powdered Sugar for coating
Sift dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Using an electric mixer (yes, I used my metallic-chromed beauty for this one!) beat together milk and eggs until fluffy. Add dry ingredients and mix very well.
Allow dough to rest for 20 minutes.
In a deep fryer or deep saute pan heat 1" of oil to 375 degrees.
After dough has rested, drop by tablespoons full into hot oil. Holes will flip to the next side when first side is complete. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
BE CAREFUL that your oil is not too hot...if it is the outside will burn before the inside gets cooked, I learned the hard way.
Shake in powdered sugar, or powdered sugar mixed with cinnamon to coat the outsides.
Serve with tea or coffee and feel normal. Be careful, they are very addicting. :D