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Mon January 26, 2004
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Description:
Ingredients: 1 cup Splenda
1 stick Butter -- melted
1 1/2 cups Atkins Vanilla
Shake Mix
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons water
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
How To Prepare: Heat 2 inches of oil in a
large pot to EXACTLY 360
degrees.


Mix wet ingredients in one
bowl, beat very well.


Mix dry ingredients in a
second bowl, stir together.


Mix wet ingredients into dry.


Stir until smooth.


Drop ring-shaped dough
into oil, cook for 1.5
minutes, then flip.


Cook for 1.5 additional
minutes, until golden
brown.


Sprinkle Splenda on top
while still hot.
NOTES : I've gotten some
questions about Darnuts,
so I'll try to cover those here:


Oil:
Use the lightest oil you can
find.


Oil Temperature:
Use a thermometer. The
lower the oil temperature
gets, the more oil the
donuts will absorb. If it gets
to hot, you'll get really brown
donuts. If
you have trouble, raise the
temperature to about 370,
and cook for only 2
minutes total.


Variations:
1. Try unsalted butter for a
different flavor.


2. This batter resulted from
an attempt to make a cake.
Make 1/2 the recipe
with NO water, and put it
into an 8-inch nonstick cake
pan. Spread it out
before baking. Bake at 350F
for 24 minutes. The
resulting "cake" will rise
very unevenly, and it will fall.
But holy cow, it's WAY more
tasty even than
the donuts!


3. Also try variation #2 in a
muffin pan. That's how I
discovered that the
batter would make donuts.


4. When making variation 1
or 2, grind 1 tbs of flax seed
and add that to
the batter. This gives it a
richer body and a crispier
crust.


5. Make them as donut
holes by dropping 1 tsp
batter into the oil. (Use only
2 tbs water in this variation.)


6. Make the donut holes
and let them cool. Then,
use a cake decorating
funnel to fill them with
whipped cream. Freeze
them. Viola! Cream puffs!


7. Add 1 tsp Cinnamon to
the mix.


8. Add Darrell Lea
chocolate chips to variation
2.


9. Add cocoa powder to any
of the above. (You'll need to
up the Splenda by about
1/3.)


10 . Make them with
Chocolate shake mix
instead.


11. Instead of only Splenda,
sprinkle a mix of Splenda
and cinnamon on top
when they're done.


12. Use a pastry funnel and
drizzle the batter directly into
the oil. Viola! Funnel Cake!


Number of Servings: 10
Carbs per serving - include all nutritional information if known: 33g carbs total
Effort (Easy, Average, Difficult): Easy
 


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