Gingerbread Donuts with Lemon Glaze

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This recipe combines the complementary flavors of ginger and lemon to produce these Gingerbread Donuts with Lemon Glaze. A number of flavors come together to produce this gingery flavored donut including cinnamon, ginger, molasses, cloves and nutmeg. These are indispensable spices when you are trying for a really great gingerbread. It would also be great to see some fresh minced ginger; however, there is dry ginger in the mix. This recipe draws on self-rising flour, which can be a bit tricky to use. If the flour is fresh, then the leavening agent is like working at its maximum; however, as the flour ages, the leavening agent loses its rising ability. You can check the age of the flour, but it might be better to Google how much leavening agent you use (plus salt, which is also put into self-rising flours) when you exchange regular flour for self-rising varieties.

Gingerbread Donuts are a great treat, dessert, or snack for you, the family or guests. And these ones are made using the traditional frying method, which tastes great, especially if the donuts are eaten fresh. And the glaze uses fresh lemon juice, so these donuts will have a great tangy and peppery blend from the gingerbread and the lemon. And both of these ingredients are loaded with nutrients, so there is some goodness in this recipe, and you can feel better about eating them.

This is a fun recipe, but not one for new bakers. There are a number of things to consider in this recipe. First, you need to consider whether or not you will use the self-rising flour. Second, the dough is deep fried, which requires a fair degree of skill to get right. So between these two slight complexities, this recipe is probably better under taken by some one with a bit of experience in the kitchen. Enjoy this recipe soon.

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