Nabeel has been craving donuts lately. Don’t ask me how happy I am to see his growing interest in everything sweet, baked (Donuts are fried though!) and sinful!!!
I finally have a partner in crime 😉
Where I stay 3 most popular donut companies have their outlets adjacent to one another. But, this time I dint want to take the easy route of heading to one of the donuts shops and buy their products.
For 2 reasons; One, because I had some fresh yeast lying in my fridge and wanted to use it asap as it doesn’t have a very long shelf life and Two, the blogging keeda (mania) has got onto me so much that I now want to prepare, cook, shoot and share everything possible on the blog. Dint I mention how addictive I have become to blogging in my last post here 🙂
So one fine rainy evening, post early dinner Nabeel and Mumma were all set to make donuts. I found this very easy recipe of eggless donuts on the internet but as usual I never used it as it is, it was tweaked as per my requirement. We mixed and we rolled and we fried…all done in flat 2 hours. Nabeel enjoyed every minute of the donut making session and the indulgence after that!
Take my word; try it out with your child this weekend.
HOMEMADE EGGLESS DONUTS RECIPE – Makes 12 to 14 donuts
Refined wheat flour / Maida – 2 cups
Salt – ½ teaspoon
Butter, melted – ¼ cup
Vanilla essence – ½ teaspoon
Warm milk – ½ cup
Sugar – 2 tablespoons
Fresh yeast – 1 tablespoons OR Dry Yeast – ½ tablespoon
Oil – for frying
Step 1 – On a dry surface or in a dry bowl put flour, salt, butter and vanilla essence.
Step 2 – In another bowl, mix milk, sugar, yeast well and keep aside till light froth appears on the surface of the mixture.
Step 3 – Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and knead the dough till smooth and pliable. Use more milk to knead, if required.
Step 4– Cover the dough with a damp cotton cloth and leave it to rise for 20 to 25 minutes.
Step 5 – Once risen, take the dough and punch out all the air from it.
Step 6 – Roll the dough flat to about ¼ inch thickness and cut out rings using a donut cutter. If you do not have a donut cutter then use a 2.5 inch diameter disc and for the hole in the center use a bottle cap. Refer image for better understanding.
Step 7 – Place the cut out donuts on a dusted tray or plate and cover it with a moist cloth. Let the donuts double in size.
Step 8 – While the donuts rise, heat enough oil for frying them in a wide wok or kadhai. Ensure temperature is not too high else the donuts will burn from the outside and remain raw inside.
Step 9 – Fry the donuts on medium heat till light brown, remove them on an absorbent paper.
Step 10 – Dust the hot donuts with some powdered sugar and cinnamon powder or try the toppings given below.
Donut Topping Ideas
Classic Glazed Donuts – Mix icing sugar with little water to make a thick glaze. Dip cooled donuts, halfway, in the glaze and place on butter paper to dry.
Chocolate Truffle Donuts – Prepare chocolate truffle by mixing equal parts of milk chocolate & hot cream. Cool the truffle till desired coating consistency is achieved. Dip the donuts (they should not be hot), halfway, in the truffle, top with coloured sprinkles and serve.
Peanut Topped Donuts – You can make a peanut topping for donuts by crushing some ground peanut chikki and sprinkling it on hot donuts. If chikki is not handy, then spread chunky peanut butter over cooled donuts.
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