These soft pleasures go well at breakfast, lunch and evening tea. Sweet or savory they are a great treat to have in your kitchen.
- Whole milk
- Unsalted butter
- Instant yeast
- Flavouring – can be nutmeg, coconut, vanilla, ginger, your choice!
- Start with making a batter with 1 cup milk, 2 tbs butter, 2 tsp yeast, 2 eggs, 2 tbs sugar, pinch of salt, flavouring and 2 cups of flour. Depending on sweetness wanted, you can up the butter and sugar. Mix till soft, sticky and smooth. This can be done with a whisk at low speed.
- Gradually add the flour and knead into a soft dough. It should stick to the bottom and a little bit to the sides. If you are using a whisk, make the dough with the dough hook.
- Cover with a damp kitchen towel and let the dough rise for 1 and 1/2 hours until it doubles in size. I like to make use of the sun at the window.
- On a floured counter top, dump and roll out the dough into 1.5cm thickness and dust the top with a little flour.
- Cut into desired shapes and place on a floured tray.
- Cover with a clean kitchen towel and back to the warm corner for 45 minutes.
- Deep fry the doughnuts on moderate heat till a light golden colour on both sides. Drain the doughnuts once out of the pan.
For a simple glaze, stir confectioners sugar, water, salt and vanilla until a smooth slightly thick consistency. Dip the tops or both sides in glaze and place on a wire rack for glaze to set.
Now you can glaze the doughnuts, coat them with chocolate, have them with jam, sandwich meats or have them plain. Enjoy!