These crunchy sweet bites are an Okinawan staple that reminds us of deep fried pound cake.
4 large eggs
3/4 cup whole milk
3/4 tsp vanilla
4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3 1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Peanut oil for deep frying
Place oil in large, heavy bottomed pan or wok. Heat to about 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, mix eggs, milk, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to egg mixture, and stir until dough is smooth.
Carefully drop teaspoonfuls of dough into oil and fry until golden brown, about 6-8 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve warm with a steaming cup of green tea.
Tip: Cook doughnuts in small batches so the temperature of the oil doesn’t drop too much and make them greasy.