These homemade donuts are probably one of the easiest doughnut recipes you will make. Why? Because when you say doughnuts, you will have to think about having to rise the dough and wait for it because the yeast has to activate and all that. Nope, not this one. To give you an idea, it starts with choux (pronounces as SHOE) pastry dough . The same way when you make Churros or Cream Puffs. The inside of this doughnuts are a little hollow and slightly moist.
I call them puff doughnuts because they are very similar to cream puffs except they are fried instead of baked.
Another thing, they also puff or double in size when frying. So, a teaspoonful or half tablespoon of batter is enough when dropping in hot oil. And because these little wonders inside is hollow, you can add any filling e.g. cream, jam or preserves, nutella, etc. if desired. I like sugar doughnuts and enjoy eating plain and simple like this. They are super easy to make and delicious.
Give it a try and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. Enjoy.
In a sauce pan, add water, butter and sugar. Stir to combine. Turn on heat to medium and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the flour. Stir until mixture forms a dough. Transfer to a bowl and let cool. To speed up the process, you can use a hand mixer beat on low or constantly stir with a spatula.
Once the dough has completely cooled down, add eggs one a time, beating well after each addition.
Add lemon juice and salt. Beat until batter is smooth.
Drop a teaspoonful full or 1/2 tbsp of batter into hot oil over medium-high heat with oil's temperature about 375 F. (Doughnuts will double in size while frying).
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