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Friday, June 18, 2010

Donuts

Who doesn't love this fried treat, coated in an exquisite glaze with a cup of coffee? There are two kinds of donuts, cake donuts and yeast donuts. Cake donuts are raised with baking powder and are a little stiff like a cake, while yeast donuts are raised with yeast and are very soft.

I have selected today the yeast raised donuts for my blog. I used two kinds of glazes, chocolate and lemon. You can make any kind you like and use them with the donuts. You can coat donuts with icing sugar as well.


Recipe:

Ingredients:


2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
2 tbsp warm water
3/4 cup warm milk
2 1/2 tbsp butter
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 3/4 cup flour
3 cups oil

In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, butter, eggs, sugar and salt and blend until smooth. Add half the flour and mix for 30 seconds. Add remaining flour and knead with flour dusted hands. Cover and leave to rise for at least one hour (rise until double in size) in a warm place.

Punch down dough. Dust rolling surface with flour. Roll the dough about 1/2 inch think. Cut out donuts. Place donuts on a flour dusted cookie sheet and let rise for 30-45 minutes in a warm place.

Heat oil in a pan and fry donuts. Cool for 5 minutes and dip in glaze of your choice.

Chocolate Glaze:

Ingredients:


1 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
Milk, as required

Put icing sugar and  cocoa powder in a bowl. Add milk 1 tsp at a time and mix until glaze has the desired consistency.

Lemon Glaze:

Ingredients:


1 cup icing sugar
Juice of one lemon
Water, as required

Mix icing sugar and lemon juice. If water is needed , add 1 tsp at a time until desired consistency is reached.

Happy cooking!!!

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