African Doughnut (Drop Doughnut)
- Ready in: 15 minutes
- Serves: 4
- Complexity: very easy
- kcal: 132
- 2¼ cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ cup (100 grams) sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp SIDS CRAZY LEMON
- 1 tsp grated orange rind
- 1 tsp grated nutmeg
- ½ cup milk
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- ¼ cup melted butter
- rice bran oil for deep frying
In a medium bowl mix all the dry ingredients, flour baking powder, salt, SIDS CRAZY LEMON, sugar, grated orange and nutmeg.
Stir in the milk, eggs, vanilla, oil and mix well until everything has been fully incoporated. The batter should be smooth, thick and spoonable.
In a large, saucepan pour oil, until it is at least 7 cm high (too little will result in flatter balls) and place on medium heat until oil is 190°C.
Use 2 spoons - one to scoop up the batter and another spoon or spatula to drop it in the oil in the shape of a ball. Do not overcrowd the pan so do in batches.
Fry for a few minutes until the bottom side is golden brown. Turn the ball over and fry for a few more minutes until the other side is golden brown.
Use a large slotted spoon to take out of the oil. I usually place them on napkins right away to soak up some of the excess oil.
If desired, you can roll the finished product in table sugar or powdered sugar to make it sweeter.
Notes: If the mixture is too thick, add 1-2 tablespoon of milk.