Homemade Doughnut Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
RecipeCuisine: General
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Serves: 24
 
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 3 cups oil for deep frying
  • 300 gms flour (I used refined flour and wheat flour into 1:1 ratio)
  • 1.5 tbsp butter / clarified butter
  • 1 medium sized egg
  • 100 ml milk Or as required
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 t/s baking powder
  • 1 t/s baking soda
  • 125 gms powdered sugar Or as required
  • 1 t/s cinnamon powder
  • 1 t/s nutmeg powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence (optional)
  • For Frosting: 150 gms white chocolate chunks
  • 150 gms dark chocolate chunks
  • some colorful candies Or sprinklers
How to make the recipe?
  1. Sift flour, salt and baking powder. Place it aside.
  2. Add butter and rub the butter and flour together with the help of your palm. It should look like bread crumbs.
  3. Make a small well in the sifted flour add egg, milk, baking soda, vanilla essence and the powdered spices.
  4. Combine all and knead into a soft and smooth dough. If it's too dry add little milk preferably the dough should be slightly sticky.
  5. It should be super soft.
  6. Allow the dough to stand for twenty mins and place into the freezer for five mins. Please don't keep for a longer time else it will freeze. Make 3 big balls and roll each ball with the roller. The width should be around ½ inch.
  7. Cut doughnuts with the doughnut cutter. If you don't have a cutter it's okay make small balls Or cut with the help of a glass. Take a lid of small bottle and cut from the center. Your doughnuts would be shaped without a cutter.
  8. Repeat the same with the rest of dough and with leftover dough make round balls and fry.
  9. Place a deep vessel with oil on high heat. Once oil is very hot reduce to medium temperature. Gently fry the doughnuts from both sides until golden brown. Fry only 2 or 3 at a time don't cluster with too many else they might break.
  10. You would see they rise as they fry. Remove them with the help of slotted spoon. Place them on absorbent napkins. Allow to cool. Now you could sprinkle some cinnamon powder and caster sugar Or make frosting.
  11. I don't have pics for frosting steps. Just melt both white chocolate and dark chocolate on a double boiler. Now dip the doughnuts gently over the melted chocolates from both sides. Place them over a greased pan sprinkle the candies Or sprinklers over them while chocolate is still warm.
  12. Allow the doughnuts to cool down and serve them warm Or chilled.
Notes
It's important that the dough needs to be soft and chilled before cutting and frying. If the dough is dry please add some milk.
Frosting is optional.
These an be stored into the fridge for 4 to 5 days.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at http://www.flavorsofmumbai.com/homemade-doughnut-recipe/