If you like doughnuts, then you will love these! Bobby Flay, from Food Network, made a lemon version of these donuts but I chose to alter it and make it with vanilla extract. Sprinkle some powdered sugar to make them even better! Please make these and let me know what you think.
Preheat 5 cups of vegetable oil or peanut oil in a large duct oven over medium-high heat. Using a thermometer, heat oil to about 300-315 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix all wet ingredients.
Add all dry ingredients and mix very well.
On a large plate, lay parchment paper or wax paper and scope out the dough with an ice cream scope or spoon forming 1 inch balls with your hands.
If the dough appears too runny and won't form balls, add another 1/4 cup of flour.
Fry the balls of dough in batches depending on size of your duct oven. I fried 5-6 at a time.
Allow to brown and flip them. About 3-5 minutes on each side.
Remove and place on a rack lined with paper towels.
Once completely cooled to room temperature, dust with powered sugar and enjoy with a cup of coffee.