Saturday, January 31, 2009

Vegan Doughnuts

Back in November I went to a class put on by CCAT about making vegan doughnuts. David even went with me, which was a big surprise. The story went that Rosie's grandmother and mother would make the kids doughnuts on the day of the first rain of winter every year as a special treat. We made doughnuts and frosting, ate them, and then came home, full and happy, and having every intention to blog about the doughnuts.

And then I lost the recipes. How could I post about delicious doughnuts and not post the recipes? But now I've found them and all is well with the world.

Rosie's Mom's Vegan Doughnuts:
Fluff with a fork:
2 C white wheat or spelt flour (the wheat ones fell apart very easily, but were still delicious)
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. soy powder or flour (we used flour)
1/3 C raw sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Add:
2/3 tbsp. oil
1/2 C soy milk

Knead. Roll into a sheet about 1/2 inch thick. Cut out doughnuts (we used a glass and a bottle cap) and deep fry. Turn when pale brown (about 1-2 minutes). Place on paper bags to drain. Frost, sprinkle with sugar, or just enjoy plain.

Vegan maple icing:
2 tbsp. oil
3/4 C powdered sugar (make sure it's vegan or use raw sugar and grind into a powder)
pinch of salt
enough pure maple syrup to make the right consistency

Beat everything together until smooth.

Vegan Chocolate Icing:
2 tbsp. oil
3/4 C powdered sugar (make sure it's vegan or use raw sugar and grind into a powder)
pinch of salt
1/3 C cocoa powder
enough soy milk to make the right consistency

Beat together until smooth.


These were so good! I keep trying to justify making a batch but there's just not a good enough occasion (not that you need an occasion to eat doughnuts!). I guess I'll just have to wait until the first rain.

1 comment:

grammy :-) said...

Should be a LAW AGAINST THESE DONUTS. UUUUUMMMMM, :-( does this sound like a "THIN" snack :-( ???? Where or where are the carrots sticks??????? :-O :-) Glad you had a good time "Kiddooooo"