Thursday, 25 March 2010

Donuts, or Doughnuts.... Mood = Doughmania

I think there isn't anyone on earth who doesnt like Doughnuts. Sometimes they can be sickly but if you stick to the simple ones, you can keep going. I adore anything with dough. Anything. So i have been wanting to make these for ages and ages and the thought of how long it was going to take, really put me off, until i found some recipes that called for fast raising doughnuts. Bingo!

My problem had been solved.


I tried a recipe earlier but it didnt work. It turned out like a pancake batter so i had to change it up a lot and hey presto look what happened. I feel like i have accomplished something truely amazing. When i saw how they were rising and cooking and when i took my first bite, i nearly passed out. Buying store doughnuts just isnt the same. It just isnt. They have so many additives and God knows what, but with these delicious treats, you know whats in them. And i have to be honest, not too much fat. Apart from the frying bit....

You have to be patient and watch them as they cook, otherwise you will have burnt doughnuts that will literally make you cry. The anticipation of watching these bouys floating, waiting to be devoured is just something i cant explain. You will have to try this out for yourself.

The recipe is very easy to follow and the rest is just ......greed


Recipe:

75g melted butter
7 g fast acting yeast
400g flour
230ml warm water
3Tablespoons sugar
1 egg beaten
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
Oil for frying


Method:


  • Melt the butter in a pan and set aside


  • Place flour, salt, cinnamon, egg, vanilla in a bowl or kitchenaid 




  • Mix in the butter



  • Add the yeast to the warm water and sugar



  • Mix into the flour mix Mix with dough hook for a few minutes until it is well combined. If it is too sticky add a little more flour, but i think it should be fine.



  • Remove from the bowl and place on a well floured surface and roll.
  • Cut out rings using a cutter or if you dont have one, use a teacup. 


  • Then get a smaller cutter and cut little circles out.


  • Place them on a baking tray as i have shown you and let them rise somewhere warm.


  • They will puff up while cooking.


  • Bring your oil to 180 degrees and begin frying one at a time.


  • Have a mixture of sugar and cinnamon and when you have darined them on kitchen paper, drop them in sugar and roll around.

  • Serve warm and eat quickly.... Before someone else gets to them first...

    15 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    This looks soo yummy,can't wait to try them :)
    Which one is the dough hook is it the o
    One that looks like the S

    Joudie's Mood Food said...

    Yes its usually white and looks like an S. If you dont have it you can use the normal whish but the texture will not be the same. Let me know how it goes....

    Siv said...

    joudddddd youre sooooo bad why are you doing this to me!!!!!!!!!it s tortureeeeeeee :))))

    Carole said...

    oh... my .... GAWD....... me want...

    Siv said...

    yummmmmmyyyyyyyyyyy

    Joudie's Mood Food said...

    Try it out. It is such an amazing recipe. You will make it again and again.... xx

    Joumana said...

    jouddddsssss we are dying here !!!!! working out till i drop... and then get faced with that hahahahaah xxxxxxxx

    Memória said...

    These donuts look awesome!!

    Heavenly Housewife said...

    These look fab!!! Donuts are totally my favorite food group.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    *kisses* HH
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    Joudie's Mood Food said...

    Memoria, they were absolutely fantastic and such an easy recipe to follow. You should have go. You blog looks wonderful. So many things to choose from ... I dont know where to start

    Joudie's Mood Food said...

    Heavenly housewife, i think we are on the same wavelength. Doughnuts are also my favourite food. I absolutely love them. You just cant stop eating them once you have started.... I will definitely be on you blog. Going there right now.....

    Anonymous said...

    tried these and they were soo good, kids loved them xox

    Joudie's Mood Food said...

    I am so glad. They are just simply divine right? great for kids and adults just the same.....

    Anonymous said...

    I want to try them asap they look DELICIOSO!!! <3

    Joudie's Mood Food said...

    They are soooooooooooooo Delish! You should try them. Perfect recipe, perfect taste. You can glaze wthm with what yo like and also fill them if you dont take out the hole..... My favourite is sweet tip raspberry jam.