Doughnuts or Donuts as they are popularly called are perfect for pampering yourself or even trying them at home. They come in various shapes and sizes. The home-made ones are better than store ones as you have made them by yourself! Here we will look at two common doughnut recipes for the interested people.
3 and ¼ cups
Dry active yeast
Fine sea salt
Time & Yield
Activate the yeast by dissolving it in a cup of warm water and resting for 5 minutes.
Mix 2 cups of flour, sugar, egg, butter and salt along with the yeast in a large bowl and then make a dough. Start adding remaining flour, ¼ cup at a time until the dough starts pulling away from the side of the bowl.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. And then place the bowl in a warm place for 2 hours until it doubles.
Punch the dough to remove air and roll it to ½ inch thickness on a floured surface.
Cut into doughnut shape using large and small round cutters, and then leave them covered to rise for 2 hours.
Heat oil in a frying pan to 350 degrees F and cook doughnuts till light brown on both sides. Add 3-4 donuts every time to the oil, not too much.
When they become light brown, flip them with a slotted spoon. And then cool and drain on cooling rack.
Dip donuts in sugar, preferably serve warm.
Time & Yield
Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
Mix buttermilk, eggs, honey and butter in a bowl.
Mix the remaining dry ingredients in separate bowl and stir in gradually in the egg mix.
Spoon the batter on a donut baking pan or greased tray and bake for 12 minutes until the donuts become golden brown.