Doughnut Holes Recipe
Servings: 24 doughnuts
Total Time: 1 hour
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup whole milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 quarts peanut or vegetable oil
Confectioners sugar for dusting
1. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk granulated sugar, eggs, and nutmeg together until smooth, then whisk in milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture with a wooden spoon until evenly combined.
2. Add oil to Dutch oven until it measures about ½ inches deep and heats over medium-high heat to 350ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with paper towels. Using a small ice cream scoop or 2 large spoons, carefully spoon 6 golf ball-size batter portions into the hot oil. Fry doughnuts until crisp and deeply browned on all sides, 3 to 6 minutes. Adjust the burner, if necessary, to maintain oil temperature between 325º and 350º.
3. Using a wire skimmer or slotted spoon, transfer doughnuts to the prepared sheet and let drain. Repeat with the remaining batter in 3 batches. Dust with confectioners sugar and serve warm.