Egg Free Dairy Free Mangalitsa Lard Fried Yeast Doughnuts (To Die For!) try saying that 10 times fast! I promise you, it is NO exaggeration that these doughnuts are to die for! They are rich and flavorful, yet light and airy like a doughnut should be!
And they are egg free AND dairy free!! Yippee!!
I used Spice Island’s recipe (found here) as a springboard for mine, and made several changes. I left out the sugar, used mangalista lard instead of coconut oil, spelt flour, rice milk instead of coconut milk, and also changed the ratio of flour to milk.
The first time I experimented with my recipe, I used ‘regular’ lard. The doughnuts turned out fine, but not as fluffy and light. Plus, the ‘regular’ lard added a stronger flavor to the doughnuts, and I just wasn’t a fan. . .
Mangalitsa lard is perfect, because it is rich yet has a very mild flavor that doesn’t overpower these egg free doughnuts.
After tasting these Egg Free Dairy Free Mangalitsa Lard Fried Doughnuts (To Die For!), my kids paid me the ultimate compliment by announcing,
“These doughnuts taste like they’re from a DONUT SHOP!” 🙂
- 3 and ½ cups organic flour (I use white spelt)
- ½ teaspoon salt (I use RealSalt)
- 1 cup organic rice milk
- 2 teaspoons yeast
- 3 Tablespoons mangalitsa lard (or other shortening)
- Make The Dough
- Combine flour and salt.
- Warm the rice milk and add yeast. Allow to sit until yeast has dissolved and starts bubbling.
- Add lard and stir gently until completely melted.
- Combine flour mixture and yeast mixture and stir quickly.
- Form dough into a ball, cover with a damp towel, and place in a warm place.
- Allow to raise until doubled in size (about 45 minutes).
- Roll Out The Doughnuts
- Place 2 cups mangalitsa lard in a heavy saucepan and turn to 'low'. (Lard will melt while rolling out the doughnuts.)
- Roll out dough onto well- floured surface to @ ½ in. thick.
- Cut out circles (I just use the rim of a cup) and then cut out a smaller circle in center (I use a bottled water cap).
- Allow doughnuts to raise for @ 15 minutes. When the tops have a few small bubbles, they are ready to fry.
- Fry The Doughnuts!
- When lard has reached 375 degreesFahrenheit (use a candy thermometer to check), it is time to fry the doughnuts!
- Place 1 or 2 doughnuts at a time into the lard.
- When doughnut looks slightly dry around the edges, gently flip. Wooden chopsticks work great for flipping doughnuts wihout smashing them!:)
- When doughnuts are browned, transfer to a paper-towel lined cookie sheet.
- Frost or Sugar The Doughnuts
- While doughntus are still warm, place in a paper bag with cinnamon sugar mixture or powdered sugar and shake until coated.
- To frost the doughnuts, allow to cool completely and then dip in doughnut icing.
- Shake on sprinkles immediately after icing (or they won't stick!)