Doughnuts

I am a Doughnut crazy person. Well, actually I am crazy about Baked food.  Ok Doughnuts are not baked. Confusing HUH! Well Don’t be. Go read. Also I wish I had a photo of the Willow And Everett and the sweets I made to show you guys. Will Update soon.

Ingredients

Wheat Flour – 2 Cups (approx 400gms)
Salt 1 tsp
Melted Butter – 2 tbsp
Water 1/2 Cup
Powdered Sugar – 2 tbsp

Method


Mix Flour with 1 ½ tbsp Powdered Sugar and sieve it thoroughly.
Dissolve remaining ½ tbsp Sugar in ½ cup warm water
Mix Yeast with it.
Now add yeast liquid and melted butter and make a soft Dough. Add more warm water if necessary and knead well. Keep the dough covered for 30 minutes.

Roll out into thin sheets about 1cm thick and cut into round shapes. I used a Bottle Cap to cut it into the necessary shape. (If you want a doughnut with a hole in the middle then use a smaller bottle cap to cut it out.) Doughnut cutters are available at most shops selling kitchen items if you fancy such stuff.

Place these on a Greased Tray well apart. (Oh Yeah! We are going to let the Yeast do it’s job) Once the Cut Dough has raised to twice it’s volume we are ready to fry it. (Did you not know that Doughnuts were fried. Well atleast I did not know that as a kid.

Deep fry in moderately hot oil. Set aside to cool. Coat it with either Powdered Sugar or Chocolate icing. Well actually you can let your imagination run wild. There is so much that can be done on the top.

Chocolate Icing :

Choco Powder 1tsp
Vanilla Essence 2 drops
Water to make it a paste.

This is another one of my mom’s recipes . I have tried it just once and this is the piece of advice I have for you. When the yeast is doing it’s work beware of the timing. 😉

My Fantasy Is to Top the doughnut with veggies and shredded Gouda cheese and grill it in the oven. What’s Your Doughnut Fantasy ?