Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Recipe: Glazed Doughnuts

Move over Krispy Kreme.. theres a new gal in town!!

I've cracked it eventually i have managed to come up with a doughnut that is very similar to the glorious maple glazed from Krispy Kreme. 
I've been craving this fried sugary goodness since we came back from london last week. 
Having a few hours spare i decided to make some doughnuts, not that i need them!!




Ingredients:

Doughnuts
  • 2 Packets 7grams Fast Action Yeast
  • 750grams of Plain Flour
  • 113grams of Caster Sugar
  • 1/3 cup of Lard
  • 1 cap full of good quality Vanilla Extract 
  • 60ml of Lukewarm Water
  • 360ml of Milk (Scalded and Cooled)
  • 2 Eggs 
  • 1/2 teapsoon of sea salt
Glaze
  • 75grams of Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 450grams of Icing Sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla Bean Paste (oops ran out of extract)
  • 5 tablespoons of Hot Water
Other Ideas:
  • Chocolate Glaze: Stir in Melted Chocolate 
  • Maple Glaze: Add in 3 tablespoons of Maple Syrup
  • Cinnamon Sugar: Toss the warm doughnuts in cinnamon sugar
  • Sugared Jelly: Warm through jam of your choice, pass through a sieve before filling a piping bag fitted with a Bismarck nozzle and fill each doughnut before tossing in caster sugar. 





Method:

Doughnuts:
  1. In a bowl mix together the warm water and yeast until dissolved. 
  2. Add milk, eggs, shortening, sugar, salt and 2 1/2 cups flour into a standard mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, on a low speed beating and scraping the bowl constantly. Turn the mixer onto medium speed, scraping the bowl occasionally should take 2 minutes. 
  3. Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in remaining flour until smooth. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size. Should take around 1 hour. 
  4. Place the dough onto a floured surface. Roll out the dough to 1/2inch thick with a floured rolling pin. Cut the dough into your desired shape. Cover again and leave in a warm place for 40 minutes or until the dough has risen. 
  5. Heat half a heavy based saucepan with vegetable oil to 350 degree. Gently drop the doughnuts into the hot oil. Turning the doughnuts as they rise to the surface. Fry until golden should take about 1 minute on each side. Remove the doughnuts carefully from the oil.  
Glaze:

In a bowl stir together the warm melted butter, icing sugar and flavouring until smooth, adding in 1 table spoon of water at time until you have the perfect consistency. 

To Finish:

Dip the warm doughnuts into the glaze or sugar of your choice. Serve straight away or leave to cool. 


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9 comments:

  1. wow they look sooo tasty! your posts always make me feel hungry :)
    love it! :)

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  2. This sounds like a lot of hard work, but my word these look good!

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