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Apple Cider Doughnuts

How do you celebrate chanukah without doughnuts? You don’t!!  For the third night, I surprised my sister with her favorite kind, apple cider doughnuts.  Usually, every season we go apple picking and pick up apple cider doughnuts at the orchard.  This year, we did not make it, but I decided to still make them from scratch.  Doughnuts are one of the more intimidating endeavors in the kitchen, but this recipe is very simple.  (and yes they taste as good as they look) This recipe makes about 8 large doughnuts and 8 doughnut holes. Prep time is approximately 1 hour and cook time is about 20 minutes.  The dough has to sit for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator before you can fry the doughnuts, or you can leave it overnight. Ingredients:  2 red apples 2 1/2 cups apple cider 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 3 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon iodized salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening 1 large egg, 1 large …