Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Easy Doughnuts


I never knew doughnuts were so easy to make until the day I saw this site and made up my mind to make it the very moment forgetting the calorie and fat content in it.

It was around 5:30 in the evening today when I started the prep, thinking that I can finish off by the time my hubby is back from work. But to my surprise I finished of my work, cleaned up the place, washed the dishes, took pictures, formatted them and now posting it at 6:30 p.m. It was that easy and just too good. Off late I haven't had such good doughnuts. It just melted away in the mouth.

I was so apprehensive about making them because I am not too good with confectionery and baking, thus ended up taking just half the quantity of ingredients. I also considered the fact that 18 doughnuts(according to the author of the recipe on allrecipes.com) would be too much for 2 of us to eat, even if it turns out to be good. I got 8 doughnuts out of this quantity. So my recipes goes like this. I also followed couple of comments mentioned by some reviewers which made the process easier.


Ingredients:
  • 1.5 tbsp - Yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup -Powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp - Butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 of an Egg
  • 3 drops - Vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup - All purpose flour
  • A pinch - Baking soda
  • A pinch - Salt
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Some flour for dusting the marble
  • Some sugar powder for dusting

Method:

  • Cream butter and sugar in a bowl till smooth
  • Add the egg and vanilla essence and mix well
  • Sift the baking soda, salt and flour and keep aside
  • Stir in the flour mixture into the butter-sugar mixture alternating it with yogurt.
  • Mix and kneed well until you form a soft dough out of it.
  • Clean the kitchen marble and dust it with some flour and roll the dough on to the surface in 1/3 inch thickness.
  • Cut the dough using a doughnut cutter and let it stand for 10 minutes. As I did not have a doughnut cutter I used a small bowl with a sharp edge and bottle cap to get the shape. The dough which is cut from the center was collected and rolled again and cut.
  • After 10 minutes, heat enough oil in a wok type utensil and fry them till golden brown on medium low flame. It wouldnot take more than a minute to fry them. Strain onto kitchen paper towels and when still warm roll them on a pile of sugar powder and dust them well. Serve immediately.
My doughnuts have become cold and hubby has still not come home. :( Guess its his bad luck!!

5 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks gr8.

Ann said...

wow divz..this is my fav too.happy that i found it here..btw,i have added you today..will be a regular visitor from now

veena said...

Thats great divz...
My son love this ..will surely try this out ..
love veena

Tina said...

Hai donuts kollalloo...."Happy Christmas divz"..

Divz said...

Thanks all..
Merry Christmas to u and ur family!!