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Canadian Doughnuts

"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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Ingredients

servings 121 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen)

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Directions

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 121 calories; 1.9 g fat; 23.3 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 66 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 sq...

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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 mor...

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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 mor...

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 sq...

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 ...

Just like I use to have as a child.. wonderful a variation on a recipe my Grandmother used..She was from Ireland and then moved to Canada

These are delicious - brought back fond memories of a skiing holiday in the Rockies!

Yummy ... we call these mini elephant ears on the west coast. My girlfriend, who is one, calls them Mormon Scones. Whatever they're called...they are deeeelicious!!! Shortcut...use Rhodes Fro...

These were good since I don't have any whole wheat flour i used normal flour they were awesome, but needed a little more sugar

they are excellent! we are going to use them for many diffrent dish ideas. easy to make to. i cut the recipe in half and it still made a lot.

Excellent! I made these when I had lots of kids over and these doughnuts went so fast! I now get requests from these kids from time to time!! I didn't use the lemon though. Thanks for sharing...