DEEP FRIED DOUGHNUTS
This Doughnut Recipe Makes ± 2 Dozens (± 24 Pieces)
This Deep Fried Doughnuts recipe is simple, easy & delicious.
A doughnut or donut is a kind of deep fried sweet nourishment. The doughnut/donut is prevalent in numerous nations & arranged in different structures as a sweet nibble that can be custom made or acquired in bread shops, markets, & more. Doughnuts/donuts are normally deep fried from a flour mixture, although they can be baked as well & ordinarily either ring-formed or without a hole, & frequently filled.
The two most basic sorts are the ring doughnut/donut & the filled doughnut/donut—which is infused with natural product jam, cream, custard, or other sweet fillings. A little circular bit of batter might be cooked as a doughnut/donut gap. When doughnuts/donuts have been deep fried, they might be coated with a sugar icing, spread with glaze or chocolate, or finished with powdered sugar or sprinkles or desiccated coconut. Different shapes incorporate rings, balls, & smoothed circles, & in addition ear shapes, turns and different structures. Doughnut/donut assortments are likewise partitioned into cake & yeast-risen sort doughnuts/donuts. Doughnuts/donuts are regularly joined by espresso when they are bought at doughnut/donut shops or fast food eateries.
Deep Fried Doughnuts Ingredients:
- ½ cup butter
- 2 cups milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla essence/extract
- ²/₃ cups white granulated sugar
- 1 envelope instant yeast
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 5 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Vegetable oil for deep frying
- Place butter & milk in a microwavable jug/container.
- Microwave butter & milk for 1-2 minutes on high, until butter has melted. Do not allow the milk to boil.
- Once the butter has melted, remove from microwave, give it a good stir & set aside, allowing the mixture to cool.
- In a bowl, crack in the eggs.
- Using a fork or a whisk, beat the eggs.
- In a large bowl, add in the flour, yeast, salt & sugar.
- Mix well.
- Make sure the milk & butter mixture is cool before continuing as the eggs will be added & you do not want them scrambling in the mixture. – Nobody wants egg fried doughnuts/donuts!
- Add in the beaten eggs to the flour, along with the butter & milk mixture.
- Mix well forming a soft dough. Add more flour if the dough is too weak & runny.
- Place the dough in a bowl & cover with cling wrap or a damp kitchen towel & allow for it to rise for about an hour or two. I allowed the dough to rest for an hour.
- Once the resting time is over, notice the dough double in size.
- Place the rested dough on a floured surface & sprinkle a bit of flour on the dough.
- Divide the dough into quarters.
- Working with one quarter at a time, roll out using a rolling pin.
- Do not roll the dough too flat. There should be about an inch thickness.
- Using a round cookie cutter or anything circular that will be able to make a shape in the dough, begin placing it on the dough to form your doughnut shapes. A glass may also be used.
- I did not have a round cookie cutter so I utilized a mug holder that I had available.
- Continue doing the same for the other quarter dough that was left aside earlier.
- The offcuts of dough can be rolled out again & shaped.
- Next, using a smaller sized circular cutter or any other small round device you have in your kitchen, place in the middle of the already shaped dough. A tot glass can also be used. I used a piping tube.
- Once the dough has been shaped for all, set aside. The doughnut/donut holes can be fried as well so do not get rid of them.
- Other shapes of cookie cutters may be used as well if you want to change it up a bit.
- Add vegetable oil to a medium sized pot, filling it about halfway.
- Allow the oil to heat, the oil is ready when the dough surfaces to the top when placed in oil – test by using a small piece of dough first before dunking a whole doughnut/donut in.
- When the oil is ready, carefully place the shaped dough into the oil. Do not over crowd the pot as the doughnuts/donuts need space to rise & occasionally flip over by themselves. Also by over crowding the pot, the oil gets cooled & will not be able to cook the doughnuts/donuts evenly.
- Brown each side for about 3 minutes or longer depending.
- Once golden brown, remove from the oil.
- Place the deep fried doughnuts on paper towels or paper to drain off excess oil.
- Whilst the doughnuts/donuts are still a bit hot, you can coat them in sugar & cinnamon.
- Just add about ¼ cup sugar & a teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
- Alternatively allow them to cool & add a glaze over.
- Do not forget to deep fry the doughnut/donut holes as well.
- I prepared a glaze & dunked the doughnuts/donuts in when they cooled down.
- These deep fried doughnuts are soft & delicious with every bite.
- Enjoy with a cup of coffee.
Tip: Store in a air tight container & consume within 6 hours. After 6 hours they tend to become stale. The best option is to eat them when they are made. The fresher, the better.