Monday, December 19, 2011

Orange Drop Doughnuts made with Mashed Potatoes - Gluten Free,Dairy Free

With left over mashed potatoes in my refrigerator needing to be used up, I decided to try my hand at making gluten free drop doughnuts.  I adapted this recipe from Taste of Home.  These doughnuts are spiced up with orange peel and rolled in a sweet orange slurry.  Powdered sugar is optional for an extra sugar high.  The powdered sugar forms a crunchy sweet crust.

Ingredients

1/2 cup mashed potatoes ( made with dairy substitute for the butter and milk)
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp Ener-G egg replacer and 4 Tbsp hot water ( stir and set aside)
1/2 cup dairy free milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Peel of 1 orange, grated
1-1/2 cup GF all purpose flour ( I used Flour Gluten Free - 20OZ,(Better Batter) )
(be sure to spoon the flour into the measuring cup)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
Oil for deep frying

Orange slurry:
Juice of 1 fresh orange
1/4 cup sugar
*Mixed together well

Directions
In a large bowl mix the potatoes, sugar, egg replacer, dairy free milk, orange peel, and vanilla. 
Combine dry ingredients. 
Add dry ingredients to the potato mixture.
This will form a stiff dough.

Heat oil in an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer to 375°F. 
Drop tablespoonfuls (or teaspoons if you would like) of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil.
 Fry until golden brown on both sides. 
Drain on paper towels.

 Dip in orange juice slurry. 

 Roll in powdered sugar for an ultra sweet treat.

Plate them and serve them up!
Cook's Notes:
~Feel free to change out the orange for lemon or don't add any citrus peels at all.  
~I have to say, my kids of course loved the sugary coating.  I preferred mine with just the orange slurry.
~These doughnuts were dense and chewy.  My kids adored them, but I personally was looking for something a bit lighter.  So if you are looking for something like that then try these easy doughnut buttons.

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