I’ve been wanting to make these for a long time now. My brother absolutely loves donuts. He finds it offensive to go into a place that sells donuts and come out without trying them…
So last night, I saw this video on YouTube and I figured I can give it a shot! It was yumm…. to be honest, it wasn’t really the same as the ones leavened with yeast, but for an express method, it was amazing!
I found this recipe here at:
You will be needing
– 2 cups of plain flour
– 1/2 cup of castor sugar. Or simply process 1/2 cup granulated sugar in the small jar of a food processor for a few minutes till you end up with fine sugar.
– 1/2 cup milk
– 2 tsp baking powder
– 1 egg
– 50 gms butter, melted.
– Cream the egg and the sugar till it is creamy.
– Add the molten butter and stir well till incorporated and airy.
– Add the milk and baking powder and stir well.
– Add the flour, and with a large wooden spoon, mix thoroughly till combined and the dough looks sticky.
– Cover with cling-film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
– On a lightly floured surface, scoop out all of the chilled dough and lightly knead till the dough looses its stickiness and comes together into a super-soft ball that’s springy to the touch.
– Spread out with your hands into an even 1/2 inch thick disc.
– Cut out donut shapes with a donut cutter, or make your own donut cutter with what you can find around the house. For instance, I used a large stainless steel bowl for the donut, and an icing cone tip for the donut hole. Worked perfectly!
– Place the raw donuts onto a large baking tray lined with baking paper to prevent then from sticking.
– Deep fry in oil till it is golden brown on both sides. The most important thing here, is to make sure the oil is not too hot,
or the donuts will burn and remain under-cooked on the inside.
– Alternatively, you can bake them in a 200° C oven for 15-20 minutes.
– Let them cool and they will continue to cook during this time.
Dip them in molten chocolate, or a plain vanilla glaze, or a dusting of cinnamon sugar. Enjoy your donuts with a hot cuppa coffee!