Croissant Donuts Dusted with Pumpkin Spice
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Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • Two 350g/12oz rolls of Croissant dough (I used Jus-Rol)
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated/caster sugar
  • 1 and ½tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾tsp ground ginger
  • ½tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½tsp ground cloves
  • ½tsp ground all spice
Instructions
  1. Preheat a deep fat fryer to 180C/350F. Alternatively, you can place 3-4 inches of vegetable/sunflower oil into a deep pan over a medium heat and heat until a candy thermometer reads 180C/350F. – Please be careful heating oil without a deep fat fryer as the temperature is not controlled by a thermostat and could get very, very hot!
  2. Place a wire rack over some paper towels for your doughnuts to cool.
  3. I got 4 doughnuts plus a little extra from each pack of croissant dough and rolled them separately because I didn’t have much space. You could mix both doughs together, just be careful not to knead and play with the dough too much.
  4. Flour your worktop lightly and your rolling pin, before rolling out the croissant dough until it’s ½ an inch thick.
  5. Using a 3 inch doughnut cutter (or a 4 inch round cutter and 1 and ½ inch round cutter to cut out the middle) cut as many doughnuts as you can out; I got 3 before having to re roll my dough.
  6. Once your oil is up to temperature, drop one doughnut in and wait at least 30 seconds before dropping another one in. I would advise against doing any more than 3 at a time as the oil temperature will drop and the dough will just absorb the cooler oil.
  7. Fry each side of your croissant doughnut until golden, around 2 minutes per side, then transfer to your wire rack to drain. Repeat until you have used all the dough. I got 8 doughnuts.
  8. Leave doughnuts to cool for at least 30 minutes before rolling in sugar mixture. To make sugar mixture: place sugar and spices into a shallow bowl and gently stir until there are no lumps of spice and everything is combined.
  9. Dunk each side of your croissant doughnuts into the sugar mixture and shake off any excess.
  10. At this stage you can devour them all, or place them in an airtight container. These Pumpkin Spice Croissant Doughnuts are best eaten on the day you make them, however will keep for 2 days. They will be softer on the second day, without their crisp outside.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/croissant-donuts-dusted-pumpkin-spice/