Recipe by Castro Boateng from House of Boateng | Photo by Belle White
House of Boateng in Langford B.C. hosted a delicious long-table dinner featuring traditional African recipes, including these tasty doughnuts.
These little round doughnuts are delicious rolled in sugar and cinnamon or drizzled with melted milk chocolate.
• 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1 Tbsp ground nutmeg
• 1/2 orange (juice plus zest)
• 3 whole eggs
• 7 oz milk
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• Vegetable oil for frying
• 1 cup granulated sugar, for dusting
• 3 Tbsp cinnamon, for dusting
Whisk together dry ingredients. Add orange juice and zest.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing with a wooden spoon until combined.
Batter should be thick but spoonable.
Pour oil into fryer. Heat fryer to 350˚F, drop batter into the hot oil, one tablespoon at a time, forming small balls that puff up as they fry. Fry for 2 minutes, gently turn each ball over with slotted spoon, and fry until golden brown on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
Remove the doughnuts from the oil and toss into the sugar mixture to coat.
Serve at room temperature or warm in the oven before serving.
Makes 15 to 20 doughnuts.