How to Make Sourdough Apple Cider Donuts
Learn how to make these delicious Sourdough Apple Cider Donuts made with sourdough discard!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
•Cakey, soft interior with a crunchy, fried exterior. •Full of apple flavor from reduced cider, apple butter, and spices. •No proofing required!
•Apple Cider •Apple Butter •All-purpose Flour •Baking Powder & Soda •Salt •Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cardamom •Granulated Sugar •Light Brown Sugar •Eggs •Vanilla Extract •Sourdough Discard •Melted Butter •Oil, for frying
1. Reduce the Apple Cider
Boil 2 cups of apple cider in a saucepan and reduce to ⅓ cup. This concentrates the apple flavor and gives the donuts their distinctive flavor.
2. Mix the Dry Ingredients
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl including the flour, spices, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. Mix the Wet Ingredients
Whisk the eggs and sugars together in another bowl until light and frothy. Then, pour in the remaining wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
4. Make Batter & Chill
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together. Dump the donut batter onto floured parchment paper and pat into a ½-inch round and chill for an hour.
5. Cut Out the Donuts
Use a 3" donut cutter or 3" cookie cutter to cut out the donuts and a 1" cookie cutter for the holes. Re-roll any scraps and cut out more donuts and holes.
Heat a large pot of oil to 365ºF (185ºC). Fry the donuts until golden brown all over, flipping after a couple of minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
7. Toss in Cinnamon Sugar
In a small bowl, mix together ½ cup of sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon. Toss the donuts and holes into the cinnamon sugar to coat.
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