- 50 grams softened butter
- 3 eggs
- 150 grams sugar
- 200 milliliters milk
- Vanilla bean
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch Nutmeg
- 625 grams Pastry flour
- 1 packet Baking powder
- Pastry flour (for dusting)
- 1 ½ liters vegetable oil (for frying)
Beat the butter, eggs and sugar until creamy. Stir in the milk, vanilla seeds, salt and nutmeg.
Add the flour and baking powder. Quickly knead into a smooth dough.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface until about 1 cm thick. Use a cookie cutter (about 7 cm diameter) to cut out circles. Use a smaller cookie cutter to gouge out a smaller circle in the center of each (about 3 cm diameter).
Heat the oil to about 180°C (approximately 350°F). Fry the donuts in the oil until golden brown on each side.
Remove the donuts from the oil and drain on paper towels.
Mix the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Brush the icing over the finished donuts, let dry and serve.