Tuesday, April 26, 2011

With or Without the Hole

    I made donuts the other day and they were amazing.  They were tastier and way less work than the eclairs (blah) I made. 

    This is how I made them;

    Donuts

    2.5 teaspoon of yeast
    1 cup milk
    1/4 cup butter
    2 cups flour
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1 egg

    Warm the milk up to 110F.  Add the sugar and yeast and let proof for about 10 minutes.  Stir in a whisked egg and the melted butter.  Add the flour and stir until a dough forms.  Knead until smooth and elastic.  Cover with a clean towel and let sit in a warm place for an hour.

    Roll the dough to 3/8" thick.  Cut into rounds with a cookie cutter or a glass.  Cut the holes out with a smaller round, like a spice bottle.

    Heat oil up to about 380F.  Fry until golden, flipping the donuts halfway through.

    Drain and blot to remove excess oil.  Dip in cinnamon sugar.


    Enjoy!

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