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Fill deep fryer bowl to MAXI with oil. Preheat fryer to 180°C or to when the red temperature-ready light turns off.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, butter, and grated orange rind. Set aside. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Alternately add the flour mixture to the beaten egg mixture along with orange juice. Don’t over mix.
With frying basket in the down position, drop batter into the hot oil by rounded tablespoonfuls. Make no more than 6 or 8 doughnuts at a time. close lid. Deep fry 2 to 2m30, or until golden brown. Turn over and cook an additional minute.
Raise basket. Open lid. Remove doughnuts. Drain on paper towels. Can be kept warm and crisp in a 100°C oven for up to 30 minutes. Roll in sugar before serving.
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