tequila donut holesCelebrate Cinco De Mayo with donuts this year!

Unlike most cooked/fried alcohol, this tequila stays put.  You will feel every tipsy-tasty, succulent, melt-in-your-mouth morsel. These are beautiful little bites and something delicious and different.
As a bonus,  they’re yeast free..and you know what that means..yep~  they’re perfect for lazy people EASY!

The Doughnuts:

1 cup tequila
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Oil for frying  (I used Canola)

1 tsp. Kosher/Sea Salt for sprinkling

 

The Glaze:

1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice PLUS the zest of those limes

 

Directions:

Make the glaze:

Sift the confectioners’ sugar into a medium bowl. Slowly stir in 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice, and the zest of the lemons until the mixture is smooth. If the glaze isn’t thin enough, stir in 1 additional tablespoon of juice. Cover the glaze with plastic wrap and set it aside while you make the doughnut holes.

Make the doughnut holes

Add the canola oil (about 2-3″) to a large, heavy-bottomed pot. (There should be at least 2 inches of oil in the pot and at least 2 inches between the top of the oil and the top of the pot.)

In a small bowl, whisk together the tequila, cooled melted butter, egg, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in the mixture, mixing until a soft dough forms…

Once the oil has reached 350ºF, drop about 1 tablespoon scoops of dough into the oil, with damp hands, you can successfully roll them into nice balls!  Be careful not to overcrowd the pan.

Fry the doughnut holes, flipping them in the oil, for about 2 minutes or until they’re golden brown…

Using a slotted spoon, transfer the doughnut holes to a rack-lined baking sheet to cool…
One by one, coat the doughnut holes in the glaze and transfer them to the rack to allow the excess glaze to drip off…

Let them set up…

…and glaze them yet again, for the most maximum intense flavor EVER!