Friday, May 24, 2013

Homemade Doughnuts

  • All purpose flour : 2¼ to 2½ cup
  • Active dry yeast : 1½ Tsp
  • Unsalted butter (at room temp) : 3 Tbsp
  • Granulated white sugar : 3 Tbsp
  • Salt : ¼ Tsp
  • Lukewarm milk : ½ cup
  • Egg, lightly beaten : 1
For Topping:
  • Granulated white sugar : ½ to 1 cup     OR
  • Sifted powdered sugar : ½ to 1 cup

In a large bowl, mix together the all purpose flour and yeast. Then, add the butter and mix it well with the flour with a pastry blender or your finger tips. When it reaches to a coarse-crumbs texture, stir it with sugar and salt.

Make a well in the center and pour the lukewarm milk and beaten egg. Combine all the ingredients well and transfer it into a lightly floured surface and knead it well till it turns smooth and elastic. Then put the dough in a greased bowl and cover it. Keep it aside for 1½ to 2 hrs. Then on a lightly floured surface, punch the dough and roll it into ½ inch thickness. Cut the dough with floured cookie cutter or with a doughnut cutter. Place the doughnuts on a large greased tray to rise for another 30 to 60 mins.

Heat oil in large pan and fry the doughnuts well. Fry each side for 45 to 60 secs. Small one needs only 30 sec. Transfer the fried doughnuts to a tissue paper and drain the oil well. Roll it in sugar once the doughnut cools down.

[Recipe Courtesy: JoyofBaking]

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