My friends over at the The Gingered Whisk are having a sourdough challenge this week and the theme is Doughnuts. So I was invited to participate in this, since I now have a nice almost three month old starter just sitting and waiting to be used.
The only requirement was the recipe use sourdough. So off I went into the wonderful world of the Internet looking for a recipe to use or change a little for my uses. I found this one, all over the Internet and I have adapted it to my preferences.
Montana Sourdough Doughnuts
Adapted From The Woman's Day Encyclopedia Of Cookery
1 cup sugar
1 cup sourdough starter
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon oil
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
oil for frying
Beat eggs and sugar together. Add starter and buttermilk, oil and dry ingredients. Mix well. Turn out dough and knead on a lightly floured board until smooth. Roll or pat out to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with donut cutter. Put on parchment lined cookie sheet and let rise about 45 minutes. Fry in hot oil at 370 degrees until golden brown and done.
Roll in sugar or cinnamon sugar or make a simple glaze.
I got 13 doughnuts and 13 doughnut holes from this recipe.
The only thing I really changed in this recipe was I used bread flour not all purpose like the recipe originally stated.
Oh my these are very good a combination of a cake doughnut and a yeast risen doughnut. I will admit I love my doughnut pans to make baked doughnuts but you just gotta get out the oil and fry some, sometime to get the real thing.
Here are some of my picture of the lovely yummy doughnuts !!
I hope that everyone will go check out all the recipes that will be included in this linky party. I cannot wait to see what other kinds of sourdough doughnuts everyone comes up with !!!
These are just YUMMY !
Thanks for stopping by !!
The Bread Fairy