Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Fasnacht Day!

So in honor of Fasnacht Day which is a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition that my grandmother participated in when my mom was a little one, we made donuts. This was a great activity as we are still stuck inside dealing with sickness. My mom found the recipe in USA Weekend a few weeks ago.
Warm Cinnamon Doughnut Holes
Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbs. melted unsalted butter
1 large egg
1/3 cup buttermilk (we used regular milk and turned it by using vinegar)
vegetable oil for fryingWhisk sugar and butter in a large bowl and then whisk in egg and buttermilk until smooth. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Combine together.
Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes up to overnight, we did 30 minutes.

When ready, heat skillet with an inch of oil to 325 degrees. Use rounded teaspoon to scoop amount of dough into balls. We made them smaller after we realized they'd cover in the oil better.

Fry 1-2 minutes until golden brown on one side and flip. Drain the donuts on a paper bag and quickly dredge in cinnamon.



  1. Hey Lindsey!
    I had these delivered at work today. They were called "Potato Balls" for St. Patricks day, and I guess theyre similar, but with cream inside. I wasnt brave enough to try one today, but maybe tomorrow ;p

  2. This looks like a good coking project for Kaleb- I will share it.