Magic Donut Ring by Kaye Jacobson Slaverda plus links to other recipes in Remmick-Hubert Home Site

Last Update 17 June 2003

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Many a cold mornings were filled with the aroma of just fried hot donuts mingled with my parent's coffee and my chocolate.

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Note from Rremmick-Hubert:

The following two reciepes were used by my mother, Lillian, nee Hein, Remmick, and, now by the both of us.

3 cups milk

1/2 cup butter, plus , extra  butter to place in pans later

1 cup white granulated sugar

3 teaspoon salt

2 medium size eggs

1/2  cup lukewarm water

4 cakes yeast

10 cups flour  [ sometimes one needs a little less, sometimes a little more depending on the size of eggs used]...


After  deep fried use:

1 lunch bag filled with 1 cup sugar and teaspoon of cinnamon....

Scald milk  [bring to point before boiling] and place in a large mixing bowl

Add sugar , salt and butter to the hot milk

Let mixture cool

Meanwhile, take a cup and fill it with the water and yeast to soften

Break the eggs in a cup and lightly beat

Return to mixture in large bowl and add  5 cups of flour and mix until smooth

Add the yeast mixture  and  1 cup flour  and mix

Add the egg mixture and mix

Add 3 1/2 cups of  flour to form a stiff  ball of dough  [add the final 1/2 as needed to form ball]

Lightly flour a bread board or marble slab.

Place flour ball on the board and kneed until smooth

Place dough into a lightly buttered bowl

Let the dough rise in a warm place  [I place it in my oven with the door slightly ajar so the light remains on until it's doubled it's size

After the dough has risen, punch the dough down rub the top of the dough with cool melted butter to prevent the dough from sticking to lid  or towel on bowl

Place dough into refrigeration and let it raise....

The dough can remain in refrigerator for several days

When ready to bake the rolls / donuts, remove the dough needed from bowl

Lightly butter the bread pans to prevent sticking

Kneed with gentleness [the less touched the higher the bread will rise] on lightly floured board or marble slab

Roll dough to about 1/4 inch think on lightly floured board or marble slab

Let donuts raise for about 1 to 2 hours  so they double their size

Fry the raised donut in deep fat kettle or fryer for about 1 minute  [until golden brown]

Remove from kettle with slotted spoon

Place on  paper towels to rid the access oil

Take a paper bag  [lunch bag size] and place in it  1 cup sugar and  1 teaspoon cinnamon. [Add more as needed].

Place the warm donut  into the bag and shake lightly to coat the donut then place on a platter. [Note:  If the donut is too cold the sugar coating doesn't work as well].

Best served with cold milk or coffee or hot chocolate or  cold / hot cider....

If you are not making  all the dough into donuts use the remainer for other breads:

Shape the dough:  Shape into loaf pans....braid it,  roll three walnut size and place in cup of  cupcake pan... Roll it 1/4 inch thick and place in bottom of cake pan and use for bottom of  coffee cake....  Your choice ....

Let dough rise  [about 1 hour] in a warm dry place

Set oven for 425 degrees F for  15 to 20 minutes before placing raised dough in oven to bake

Place  on top the coffee cake mixture to make coffee cake

Bake dough for about 15-20 minutes, until golden brown

Remove from oven

Lightly brush top of  bread with butter if for rolls and braided bread.  


Baking Powder Donuts

2 eggs

1cup sugar

1 cup milk

1/3 cup melted butter [cooled]

4 cups white unbleached sifted flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon powered nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon powdered cinnamon1/2 teaspoon salt

To Place on Donuts after they are removed from deep fryer:

Sugar and powdered cinnamon mixed as you so desire

You can use white power sugar in it's place or make a frosting of any color  or  taste [lemon, banana,  strawberry, vanilla.....] or nothing at all.....

Beat the eggs then gradually add the sugar ...beat until creamy

Add th mil and the cooled butter

Sift flour, baking powder and spices plus the salt

Stir in the creamy egg mixture

Cover the mixed dough with wax paper and place in refrigerator to chill for one hour

Set up the deep fryer or kettle with oil

Fill the fryer or kettle with oil [your preference, [I like Crisco veg. oil] to depth  [no more than half] that is safe when the dough is placed into the oil because too much oil will boil over and fires can result......Prevent accidents from happening.  Small children watching can be seriously burned by the steam rising from the dough boiling in the oil and spilled kettles can result in splashing or cover a child and death can occur.  So, be careful!

The temperature of the oil should be about 370 degrees F  [this will brown a 1-inch cube of bread in less than a minute].

Return to the dough.

Roll the dough out on a  lightly floured board  or marble slab, which I prefer, so it is about 1/4 inch thick

Cut the donuts with a donut cutter.  If you don't have a donut cutter used for the outside the mouth of a large water glass and for the center a shot glass...  JARH-T Note:  See  story at the bottom of this page titled  "Magic Donut Ring" for Saverda family.

Lower dounut slowly into the hot oil, fry both sides until golden brown

Use a large slotted [with holes to let the oil escape] spoon  to pull out the donuts from the oil

Place the donut on platter covered with paper towels to absorb access oil

Take a sifter with the mixed sugar and cinnamon and shake over hot donuts.



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