Powdered Sugar Donut Holes

Powdered Sugar Donut Holes
Powdered Sugar Donut Holes
The secret to the snowy dusting on these donut holes is to toss them with far more confectioners' sugar than you would think necessary.Todd Coleman

The secret to the snowy dusting on these donut holes is to toss them with far more confectioners' sugar than you would think necessary.

Powdered Sugar Donut Holes
The secret to the snowy dusting on these donut holes is to toss them with far more confectioners' sugar than you would think necessary.
Yield: makes about 5 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (13½ oz.) bread flour, sifted
  • 2 tbsp. instant potato flakes
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 12 tsp. kosher salt
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Canola oil, for forming and frying
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. Whisk flour, flakes, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Combine sugar, butter, vanilla, milk, and egg in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment; beat until smooth. With the motor running, slowly add dry ingredients and mix until a soft, sticky dough forms.
  2. Heat 2" oil in a 6-qt. saucepan until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350°. Working in batches and using lightly oiled hands, roll about 1 heaping tablespoon batter into a loose, sticky ball; carefully slide into oil and fry, turning often, until puffed and golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a baking sheet with a wire rack; repeat with remaining dough and let donuts cool. Place donuts and confectioners' sugar in a large paper grocery bag; toss, coating completely.