Preparation time: 20 mins plus chilling
Cooking time: 5 mins
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 32 servings
â€¢2 cup sugar
â€¢1/4 cup canola oil
â€¢1 teaspoon lemon extract
â€¢7-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
â€¢6 teaspoons baking powder
â€¢2 teaspoons salt
â€¢1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
â€¢1 cup milk
â€¢Additional oil for deep-fat frying
â€¢Confectioners' sugar, optional
â€¢In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and oil until blended. Beat in extract. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; stir into egg mixture alternately with milk. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
â€¢ Divide dough in half. Roll out one portion to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 1-1/2-in. round cookie cutter. Repeat with remaining dough.
â€¢ In an electric skillet or deep-fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry doughnuts for about 4 minutes or until golden brown, turning once with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: about 8 dozen.