Vanilla Mochi Donuts

 Recipe
Mochiko is a Japanese rice flour that can be found in Asian sections of the market.  Mochiko gives a nice chew perfect for these donuts.

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Spice Islands

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

2 cups mochiko (sweet rice flour)
2 cups flour
1-1/2 cups vanilla sugar***
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups whole milk
4 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons Spice Islands Vanilla Extract
Oil (for frying)
1/2 cup vanilla sugar***

Preparation

1.  In a large bowl mix together the mochiko, flour, vanilla sugar, eggs, milk, baking powder and vanilla.  Set aside.

 

2. Heat the oil in a large skillet or home fryer

 

3. Drop by the tablespoon into the hot oil.  They will expand a lot.   Also the mochiko makes the batter very pull-y and sticky so try your best to keep it formed into nice round shapes.

 

4. Once the dough pops up and floats, fry until golden brown, a few minutes on each side.

 

5. Drain them on a wire rack

 

6. While still hot, roll the donuts in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

 

The only thing you will have to make ahead is the vanilla sugar.  Scrape and bury a vanilla bean into two cups of sugar.  Keep in an airtight container until you are ready to use.