I have been messing around with sourdough for the last few months, and just came across an Instagram account called @sourdough_mania that has some of the sexiest sourdough ideas I have ever seen. Little chef and I created a new sourdough starter early this week and I wanted to make something with it on this beautiful quiet Saturday at home with the family. Little chef was pretty adamant that he had to help me, so I told him we could wait until after his nap.
But as I cracked the door to his room open after an hour that I assumed he was napping, I was greeted with the wonderful surprise of the entire contents of his and his sister’s closet all over the floor. He was standing over it with his pull-up off and looked at me and said “oops mommy”. Oops indeed. Not only had he ripped apart and unfolded ever single item that I had just folded not an hour before, he also had peed on the pile.
Have kids they said. It will be fun they said.
So after I calmed down (he brought me a beer) and cleaned the mess up I decided it was time to make some comfort food ASAP.
I searched online for some recipes, and found a couple that I liked. I ended up creating my own, and they turned out beautifully. Here is our sourdough doughnuts recipe for you to try!
Sourdough Doughnuts Recipe:
1 cup sourdough starter (see recipe here)
3 Tablespoons oil
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
4 Tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon cardamom
- Mix the starter, oil, egg, and milk until smooth, in a separate bowl mix the sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and flour. Mix the dry ingredients in with the wet and form a soft dough. Knead quickly and roll out to a 1/2 inch thick. Cut into doughnuts with a large and small round cutter.
- In a low dish or bowl mix the sugar, cinnamon and cardamom .
- Before you make the dough get a pot with 3 inches of oil hot on the stove. When the oil is hot drop the cut doughnuts in and let brown on one side and then flip to the other side.
- Remove from oil when both sides are golden brown and let drain on a paper towel for 5 seconds. Roll in the cinnamon sugar mix and serve hot.
They were a huge hit and I made a combination of large doughnuts, mini doughnuts and timbits. They have a very light fluffy texture and are a mice mix of your traditional cake doughnut and yeasty doughnuts. I will definitely be making these again!
As a side note we started our first batch of beer today! Very exciting stuff.