Doughnuts or Donuts is a type of fried dough confectionary food. Chocolate glazed doughnuts is favourite of my elder one and for some people having it with coffee is like a match made in heaven . My favourite is plain glazed ones with a glass of milk. There are deep fried ones which are considered not so healthy and then the healthier baked ones but whichever recipe you opt there is nothing like freshly home made doughnuts. I thought of treating my family to doughnut similar to the ones bought from shops, so gave in to the deep fried version and tried this recipe from here [which I had bookmarked almost 18 months back,,,finally managed to do them !!!]
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp yeast
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp butter
3 tbsp powdered sugar
a pinch of salt
1/2 tsp of vanilla essence
Glaze as per choice
Make the water lukewarm in a long glass, add yeast and a tsp of sugar to it. Leave it for 10 minutes covered. After 10 minutes you will see the foam/bubble froth at the surface in the glass. Mix well till the yeast dissolves.
Now mix the flour, powdered sugar, salt, vanilla essence, milk. Add the yeast mixture and mix well. The mixture will be bit sticky. With the help of a spoon continue kneading the mixture into a soft pliable dough. Allow the butter to come to room temperature and mix it to the dough. Knead again till the dough is smooth and elastic. Now place the dough in a vessel covered with a cling film and leave it untouched until it doubles.
As you see the dough has doubled in size, press it lightly to remove the air and knead lightly. Dust your work surface as well as the rolling pin with flour. Place the dough on the work surface, sprinkle some flour over it and roll it into 1/4" thickness. Use doughnut cutter to get the desired shape. I dont have a cutter so used empty bottles of different size to get the desired disc shapes. Place these disc rings on floured butter paper and cover them loosely. Allow them to rise for about 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan. Once the temperature is reached slide in 2-3 disc rings into the pan and fry both sides on medium to low flame till they are golden brown. Drain them on kitchen tissue.
1 cup powdered sugar/confectioners' sugar
4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
5-6 tsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Stir well in order to remove the lumps if any. Once u get the desired consistency, dip the top halves of the doughnuts in the glaze, allow some excess to drip and then place it back on the wire rack, glazed side facing upwards. You may leave as it is to set or sprinkle some confetti of your choice.
Cinnamon sugar glaze
Mix powdered cinnamon powder with castor sugar and spread it on a plate. Dip the doughnut in it until it gets coated with sugar on all the sides.
Take few tsp of icing sugar and add desired food color [ Here I have taken orange food color].Mix well to form a thick paste. With the use of plastic bag to make a cone and fill it with paste. Pipe the desired designs or drizzle on the surface of doughnuts.
Spoon a dollop of preferred jam and apply it on the doughnut.
Serve these doughnuts with a glass of milk/ coffee once the glaze gets set.
Doughnuts at room temperature can be stored in plastic box or cover it with plastic wrap for 2 days.
Ending this post with a quote related to doughnuts. Hope you agree with it :)
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