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!
- 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
- 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.
- Then raise the speed to high for 10 minutes.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Once the dough has risen and is around double in size, tip the dough out on a slightly floured surface.
- Roll the dough out to around 1 cm thickness
- 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.
- 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!
- Once they have doubled in size, dust off the flour slightly, and heat up your oil to 160 degrees celsius.
- Place each donuts in your pot with oil, and let each side fry up nicely for about 1-2 minutes. Until nice golden brown.
- Take them out and place them on a towel to dry off the excess oil.
- Let them rest until they are cool enough to touch but warm enough to have the coating stick on.
- 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!
- 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!