Christmas Donuts

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Preparation time: 20 mins plus chilling
Cooking time: 5 mins

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 32 servings


•6 eggs
•2 cup sugar
•1/4 cup canola oil
•1 teaspoon lemon extract
•7-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
•6 teaspoons baking powder
•2 teaspoons salt
•1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
•1 cup milk
•Additional oil for deep-fat frying
•Confectioners' sugar, optional


•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.
• 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.
• 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.


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