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Sep 17, 2006 03:50 PM

Apple Cider Donuts Recipe

Does anyone have a tried and true apple cider donut recipe? It's getting to be that time again! Thanks, Richie

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    Vermont Apple Cider Doughnuts

    1 cup Apple cider
    1 cup Sugar
    1/4 cup Solid vegetable shortening
    2 large Eggs
    1/2 cup Buttermilk
    3 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
    2 tsp. Baking powder
    1 tsp.Baking soda
    1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
    1/2 tsp. Salt
    1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
    Vegetable oil or shortening -for frying

    1 cup cinnamon-sugar mixed

    Boil apple cider in small saucepan until it is reduced to 1/4 cup, 8 to 10 minutes; cool. 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. 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. 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. While still warm, shake a few at a time in a paper bag containing cinnamon sugar. Cool on a rack.