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                           APPLE CIDER DOUGHNUTS
 
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 Serving Size  : 20   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breakfast
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Apple cider
    1       c            Sugar
      1/4   c            Solid vegetable shortening
    2       lg           Eggs
      1/2   c            Buttermilk
    3 1/2   c            All-purpose flour
    2       ts           Baking powder
    1       t            Baking soda
      1/2   ts           Cinnamon
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/4   ts           Nutmeg
                         Vegetable oil or shortening
                         -for frying
                         -----GLAZE-----
    2       c            Confectioners' sugar
      1/4   c            Apple cider
 
   1. Boil apple cider in small saucepan until it is
   reduced to 1/4 cup, 8 to 10 minutes; cool.
   
   2. Beat sugar with shortening until smooth. Add eggs
   and mix well, then add buttermilk and reduced cider.
   Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda,
   cinnamon, salt and nutmeg in another bowl. Add to
   liquid ingredients; mix just enough to combine.
   
   3. Transfer dough to lightly floured board and pat to
   1/2-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2- to 3-inch doughnut
   cutter; reserve doughnut holes and reroll and cut
   scraps.
   
   4. Add enough oil or shortening to fill a deep pan 3
   inches; heat to 375'F. Fry several doughnuts at a
   time, turning once or twice, until browned and cooked
   through, about 4 minutes. Remove to paper towels with
   slotted spoon.
   
   5. For glaze, mix confectiners' sugar and cider. Dip
   doughnuts while warm; serve warm.
   
   Source: Chicago Tribune, January 15, 1997
  
 
 
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