Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Anastasia has been asking me for weeks to make my doughnuts.  I finally got to it.  They are a little work, but the kids like them so much I have to make them once in a while.


Doughnuts
4 cups almonds meal flour
½ cup tapioca flour/starch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon guar gum (replace water and guar with 2 eggs)
6 tablespoons ghee, butter or palm shortening
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ cup honey 
½ cup water
½ cup vegetable oil or avocado oil

1.      In a mixing blow, combine the almonds, tapioca flour, cinnamon, baking soda,guar gum,  and salt.
2.      Set aside the almond meal.
3.      In a food processor, cream together the ghee, butter, or shortening, vanilla, honey, water, and salt.

6.      Sprinkle into the shortening the almond meal mixture.
7.      Pulse 3 times and blend the dough for 1 minute.
8.      Using a tablespoon scoop out the dough and make it into a ball with your hands. Flatten the balls out a little and then put aside.
9.      Warm the oil for 4 minutes. Place the doughnuts rounds into the oil for a count of 15 on each side.
1.      After frying the doughnuts, place them onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for 10 minutes to cook the interior.
1.   Top with jam, gluten free frosting or cinnamon.