- Wouldn't it be great if you could recreate that delicious doughnut smell in your own home? I decided to give making doughnuts a try...
- You will need:
- 1 tbsp yeast
- 4 tbsp caster sugar
- 150ml/5¼fl oz milk, warmed
- 225g/8oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
- ¼ tsp salt
- 50g/2oz butter, melted
- 1 free-range egg, beaten
- 300ml/10½fl oz vegetable oil, for deep-frying
2 - In a separate bowl sift the flower and salt together before adding 1 tablespoon of the sugar.
3- Make a well in the flour and pour in the yeast mix, the rest of the milk, the melted butter and the egg. Mix to make a dough and then knead, cover the bowl with cling film and leave to stand for 45 minutes in a warm dry place.
4- On a floured surface knead the dough for 5 minutes then divide into 10 balls, flatten each one with your hand before using a cutter to take out each of the centers.
5- Heat the oil in a pot until it reaches 190C or a cube of bread dropped in sizzles and turns golden in 30 seconds. (Hot oil is very dangerous, read what to do in the events of an oil fire below)
6- Gently lower 1 or 2 doughnuts into the hot oil and cook until golden brown - use the first one as a test and continuously take it out and check that the inside is cooked. Once cooked place on a piece of greaseproof paper or kitchen roll.
7- Cover the hot doughnuts in sugar or topping of your choice.
In the event of an oil fire, cover the pan with a large baking tray or throw a ton of baking powder on it. You be the judge and call 999 if it appears out of control.
DO NOT PUT WATER ON THE FIRE. See what happens when you do... https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-best-way-to-put-out-cooking-oil-fire