|Baked Doughnuts reduce the fat content|
PS frying doughnuts gives them a deeper colour than baking. But baking the doughnuts is a healthier option, and reduces the fat content. Have a plain baked doughnut with a small drizzle of honey for a healthier snack, If You Can resist the temptation!
|Roll out the dough and cut|
doughnut shapes using cookie cutters
1/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup warm milk
30g butter, softened
2 tbsp sugar
1 sachet instant yeast
2 cups flour
2 tsp Vanilla essence
If baking the doughnuts, bake at 350F. If frying the doughnuts, fry in 375F oil.
In a large bowl, place warm water and sprinkle yeast on top of the water. Mix together, and add the warm milk (not hot), softened butter and sugar. Mix to combine. Add egg and mix. Add the flour, stir using a wooden spoon until all is combined. Cover and let rest for 1 hour.
Turn the dough onto a floured surface, knead lightly to incorporate the flour. The dough will be sticky at first, but will get less sticky as you knead. Roll it out to desired thickness, and using cookie cutters cut out the shape of the doughnut.
Carefully, transfer cut doughnuts onto a lined cookie sheet (line the sheet with baking paper). Let rest for 30 minutes to proof.
Bake in Preheated oven 15-20 minutes,
or fry in hot oil for 2 minutes on each side.
|Sugar Glazed Doughnuts|
The Sugar Glaze
1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted
3 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla
25g butter, melted
Mix sugar, water and vanilla till well combined. Add butter and mix well to incorporate. Dip cooked doughnuts in glaze then rest on a wire rack to dry.
|Tint Icing to your desired colour|
You can dip sugar glazed doughnuts in chocolate sauce, or just the tops. You can then drizzle the tops with white icing, white chocolate or even top with colourful sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles or matching colour sprinkles.
You can even make minature doughnuts, and one bite munchkin doughnuts...
1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted
1 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp milk
In a saucepan, place butter and milk and put over medium heat to warm and for the butter to melt. Once the butter has melted remove from heat and stir in the sifted cocoa and icing sugar. Stir till all are well incorporated and the mixture is smooth and brown.
Dip the doughnut tops, or whole in the chocolate and place on a wire rack to dry.
You can roll doughnuts in sugar, flavoured sugar, tinted sugar, nuts or even a combination of toppers... There is so much you can do, and no matter what you decide to go for, doughnuts turn out great every time. You can make a doughnut cake, by stacking doughnuts on top of each other in the shape of a cake, and serve it with candles instead of the main cake. This is particularly trendy at the moment "Doughnut Tower Cake". Doughnuts can therefore be the centrepiece at your desserts table!
|Picture from MarthaSterwart.com|
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