Super Quick & Easy Donuts!

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Donuts is something that people either spend prepping for the night before or way early in the morning just to be able to have it by evening next day! I say NO WAY! I got this down for you guys in under 3 hours, and they will be amazing! Soft and airy inside, with a beautiful outer layer that you can cover in chocolate, sugar, cinnamon.. anything! These donuts are whole donuts, so they are fillable!

Try them out and leave a comment! Attach an image even!

Heres how its done!

INGREDIENTS  

  • 500 g plain flour
  • 280 g full milk (room temperature)
  • 11 g instant dry yeast
  • 50 g butter
  • 40 g fine sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 medium egg

METHOD

  1. Using a dough attachment in a stand mixer, mix in all ingredients together for 2 minutes at the lowest speed, until a dough starts forming.
  2. Then raise the speed to high for 10 minutes.
  3. Check the dough is ready by taking a little piece and stretching it out slowly to be able to see slightly through it without it breaking.
  4. Once you know you have the right texture, tip the dough out onto a clean surface and kneed the dough only slightly by folding in all corners to form a nice round ball. Make sure NOT to over kneed, as this can result in very dense donuts.
  5. Place the round dough ball in a slightly oiled bowl, and cover with cling film and a hot tea towel. Let it set for an hour.
  6. Once the dough has risen and is around double in size, tip the dough out on a slightly floured surface.
  7. Roll the dough out to around 1 cm thickness
  8. Using a round cookie cutter, cut out your donuts, this recipe yields for around 30 medium sized donuts. the amount varies depending on the size of your cookie cutter.
  9. Then place your donuts on a sheet of baking paper and cover with a dry tea towel to rest and rise until double for 30-40 minutes. Mine took only 25 minutes and they had doubled, and were looking perfect! So just keep an eye out!  
  10. Once they have doubled in size, dust off the flour slightly, and heat up your oil to 160 degrees celsius.
  11. Place each donuts in your pot with oil, and let each side fry up nicely for about 1-2 minutes. Until nice golden brown.
  12. Take them out and place them on a towel to dry off the excess oil.
  13. Let them rest until they are cool enough to touch but warm enough to have the coating stick on.
  14. Coat your donuts with sugar or whatever you would like! I made a sugar, vanilla bean and cinnamon coating for mine, and they were divine!   
  15. If you would like to fill the donuts, just push a hole through the side of the donut with a knife and pipe in any filling of your choice. I prefer the classical raspberry jam filling, you can never go wrong with that!

Hope you enjoy your donuts and don’t forget to leave a comment below! Happy Baking!

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3 thoughts on “Super Quick & Easy Donuts!

    1. You can swap out regular flour for gluten free flour however it could become a little dense.. and as for the sugar content, yes you simply just reduce the amount to your desired amount. Good luck!

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