Sure, it takes time and forethought into making classic doughnuts , and if you are pressed for time . You just don’t want to go through that process. Rest assured these may just qualify as the ultimate convenient doughnut -you can still get your doughnut fix , in less than 15 minutes. Assuming you are just like me and can’t wait …. you eat while you are cooking. Well if you don’t , trust me ,you will with these crunchy, pillowy treats.
In America ,these doughnuts are call drop doughnuts and is classified as a breakfast food. In some parts of Africa it is referred to as doughnuts , but when you are in the U.S , you have to be specific about it’s name – African doughnuts.
These african doughnuts was introduced to Africa by European setters along with a variety of sumptuous desserts, snacks. They taste great- crunchy on the outside pillowy soft on the inside with a hint of nutmeg and orange .In Africa, they are party food , although they are now being sold on every street corner throughout various parts of the continent in one disguise or another.
After frying the doughnuts you can toss them in cinnamon sugar, if desire or just sprinkle powder sugar. Personally , I feel it taste just fine without the additional sugar.
Watch How To Make It
African Doughnut (Drop Doughnut)
- 2 1/4 cups (312.5 grams ) All-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon grated orange
- 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1/2 cup milk , whole or 2%
- 3 large eggs
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup (115 g) melted butter or vegetable oil
- oil for deep frying
- In a medium bowl mix all the dry ingredients, flour baking powder, salt, sugar, grated orange, and nutmeg.
- Stir in the milk, eggs, vanilla, and oil, mix well until everything has been fully incorporated. The batter should be smooth, thick, and spoonable.
- In a large saucepan, pour vegetable oil, until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimeters) high (too little will result in flatter balls), and place on medium heat until oil is 375 degrees.
- I use my hands to scoop up the batter, you can do the same or use 2 spoons - one to scoop up the batter, and another spoon or spatula to drop it in the oil- in the shape of a ball. Do not overcrowd the pan. Do so in batches.
- Fry for a few minutes until the bottom side is golden brown.
- Turn the ball over and fry for a few more minutes until the other side is golden brown.
- Use a large spoon or something like that to take it out of the oil. I usually place them on napkins right away to soak up some of the excess oil.
- If desired, you can roll the finished product in table sugar or powdered sugar to make it sweeter.
Tips & Notes:
- If the mixture is too thick add one to two tablespoons of milk.