Spiced Sugar Doughnuts

 I made these doughnuts recently and got rave reviews from my family and friends.  It’s a fun way to get everyone in the kitchen.  We enjoyed these with cups of Caribou Coffee and great conversation!
Enjoy and Happy Cooking ~
 3 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour plus more for the board
 3 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
 1 teaspoon salt
 1/4 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
 1/4 teaspoon  ground nutmeg
 3 large egg yolks
 2/3 cup  granulated sugar
 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 
 3/4 cup  milk  
 6 cups vegetable oil, for frying


1/2cup  superfine sugar blended with 1tablespoon  ground cinnamon


1/2 cup powdered sugar

In medium-size bowl, whisk together the 3-1/2 cups flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
In large bowl, lightly beat yolks on medium speed. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating until pale and slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Mix in butter. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, stirring with wooden spoon until combined.
On well-floured surface, with floured rolling pin, roll dough into 1/2-inch thickness. Let rest for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oil to 365 F (a cube of bread will be browned and crisp after 1 minute) in a heavy-duty saucepan over medium-high heat.
Cut into doughnuts with 2-3/4-inch round cutter along with 3/4-inch round cutter for the centers. Gather scraps and re-roll if needed.
Coating:  Place cinnamon-sugar or powdered sugar in a small bowl.
Carefully slip the doughnuts and doughnut holes, 3 or 4 at a time, into the hot oil. Fry until golden, turning once, about 2 to 3 minutes total per batch. Drain doughnuts on paper towel, then transfer still-warm doughnuts to cinnamon-sugar, or powdered sugar and roll to cover completely. Serve warm.

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