Apple Cider Doughnuts
  1. To make reduced apple cider, pour two cups of fresh apple cider into a saucier. Simmer over medium heat until the cider is reduced by at least half.
  2. Melt the ¼ cup of butterin a small saucepan (or microwave safe bowl in the microwave).
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of sugar, baking powder, salt, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, and allspice. Combine with a whisk. Then add the eggs, melted butter, reduced cider, and buttermilk. Whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  4. One cup at a time, add 3½ cups of flour, mixing well between each addition. After the second cup of flour, you may need to switch from a whisk to a spatula. Mix until well combined, then turn out the dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap, wrap tightly, and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  5. The dough will be sticky, so be sure to have enough flour on hand to use as needed. Dust a sheet of parchmentpaper with flour and turn the dough out onto the paper. Sprinkle the top of the dough with flour, then top with another sheet of parchment, and roll out to ½" thick. Be sure to turn the dough several times to make sure it's not sticking to the parchment paper.
  6. Using two round cutters approx. 3" and 1" or a doughnut cutter, cut out the doughnuts, reserving the rings and center holes separately. Return to the refrigerator until ready to use.
  7. To finish the doughnuts, heat 2 -3" of oil in a large stock pot or dutch oven until it reaches 375F degrees. Once the oil comes to temperature, add the doughnuts in batches, 3-4 in each batch. Cook for one minute, then flip the doughnuts. They should take around 2 minutes total. Remove the doughnuts with a skimmer or slotted spoon to a sheet pan fitted with a cooling rack or lined with paper towels. When cool enough to handle, hand roll the doughnuts in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Be sure to allow the oil to return to 375F degrees between batches. Cook the doughnut holes in the same manner.
  8. Allow doughnuts to cool slightly and serve immediately.
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