Canadian Doughnuts

Canadian Doughnuts

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"If you ever visited Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in the winter months on the Rideau Canal, which is the longest skating rink in the world, they serve 'Beaver Tails,' a sweet pastry that is essentially a flat doughnut with sugar on top. I could not get the authentic recipe since it is their trade secret, but I created a replica of what they serve."

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  • Calories:
  • 121 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 1.9 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 66 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Dissolve 1 tablespoon sugar and yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Set aside until creamy.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together oil, 2-1/3 cups water, salt, and 4 tablespoons sugar. Add yeast, and gradually mix in flour. Place dough in a buttered bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a damp tea towel, and place in a warm place to rise for 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Form dough into balls about the size of eggs, then roll flat to make ovals about 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Heat oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) in a deep fryer, pot, or electric frying pan. Fry doughnuts one at a time, until light brown on both sides. Place on paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with white sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice while still hot.
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DEBIRDIE
9/28/2003

As a Canadian I have NEVER heard these called "Canadian Doughnuts" -- they are BEAVER TAILS (or Whale Tails for the places that rip off the Beaver Tails company). This is OK, but there is a more authentic recipe in this site called "Beaver Tails from a real Canadian". Like the original from Ottawa that recipe uses only whole wheat flour too.

SPYMISTRESS
5/25/2003

PLEASE! Although they are LIKE doughnuts, these are called: "Beaver Tails", not "Canadian Doughnuts"! I'm from Ottawa, and my favourite is indeed the Killaloe Sunrise (fresh lemon juice squirted over a generous sprinkling of sugar & cinnamon on the Beaver Tail). That with a cup of hot chocolate after skating five miles on the Ottawa Canal, on a cold February day, is pure satisfaction. :-)

TLAU
5/25/2003

The first time I have this doughnuts was in a farm fair in Ancaster. They called it "Elephant Ears", a French Canadian friend told me that they usually call it "Beaver Tails". Anyways, I found this bread tastes really great, crispy outside and soft & chewy inside. So I looked for the recipe here and tried to make it at my own kitchen. This recipe is good! Exactly the same thing that I had in the Fair! Thank you!