Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Doughnut Recipe

I've never been one for sweet things. I don't eat dessert, don't like cute animals and get on very well with societies arseholes. But this means I have a hole in my cookery experience, and this saddens me. I will endeavour to improve myself on this front with the help of this blog. Truthfully though, I didn't enjoy making this, and at one point threw some dough across the room out of frustration. This made me feel better, but then I had to clean it up, which made me feel worse. I probably wouldn't make this if i was you, but they honestly tasted delicious. Really quite delicious. Yeah, actually do make them.

Take these ingredients...

2 sachets of dry yeast

quarter cup of warm water

1 and a half cups of milk, heated to just under boiling point, then cooled to lukewarm

5 cups flour, or six or seven, sieved.

3 eggs

half a cup of caster sugar

third of a cup of butter

1 tsp of salt

a very lot of vegetable oil for deep frying

And for the topping...lots of caster sugar and cinnamon

Firstly, add the yeast into the water in a big bowl and let it dissolve. Then add the milk, the sugar, the butter, salt, eggs and three cups of the flour. Whisk it into a thin batter, then add another couple of cups of flour and blend until smooth. At this point it should be dryish, like a bread dough. It wasn't when I did it. It was wet and stuck to me. If it's like this with you, add more flour until it isn't. Beat until smooth, then cover and let proof in a warm area for about an hour.

After an hour, its time to roll it out and cut it to shape. Flour your surface and your pin. I used a rum bottle, because I'm a real bad boy. If you can't roll this without it sticking to everything, then you haven't used enough flour. This is the point I started getting aggressive with the dough. Don't do the same. Roll out the dough to about quarter of an inch thick. Then either take a cutter or a knife and cut out circles, or alternatively roll it into little sausage shapes. Set aside, covered for another half an hour to forty minutes on a floured tray/s.

Now heat up a saucepan to about half way with the oil and bring up to temperature. It's ready when you drop a bit of bread into it and it bubbles and browns nicely.

Drop your doughnuts into the oil and fry for a minute or so then turn and do likewise on the other side, or until they get to the desired colouring. Take out, dry on kitchen paper and then roll in your cinnamon sugar concoction and get started on the next, then the next, then the next, then the next.

You will die fat.

xx.

doughnut mountain.

29 comments:

  1. Those look delicious! I would probably end up eating them all soon after finishing them :(

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  2. These look awesome, though I am not much of a fan of sweet foods either.

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  3. Glad to see you cooked those doughnuts for us, even if you don't like desserts ! I have to try this recipe, and I don't care if I die fat :o

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  4. o wow another tipe of the sacrets donuts

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  5. i would love to consume that mountain!

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  6. I liked what you said on my blog earlier today... GTL and blogging FTW!

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  7. I would like to thank you in advance for making me obese and diabetic.

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  8. Ah! delicious, I think this is much better than the past recipe, lol. Supp!

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  9. you've got some good insight in this post :)

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  10. I used to love making homemade doughnuts

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  11. that's a unique perspective on it!

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  12. That looks great,
    Thanks for the recipe

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  13. When it comes to your post, GTL can also stand for "Great Thoughts at Length"... keep it up!

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  14. looks great, wish i could grab some :)

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