How to Make a Doughnut
Doughnuts, also pronounced as donuts are basically pastries deep fried which is made from dough. These fried pastries come in many forms all over the world. It comes in sweet form and also in savoury. In United States these doughnuts are generally small treats and are usually taken at breakfast or a mid afternoon or midmorning snack. These also come in the form of jams, pastry, cream etc. There are two types of doughnuts:
- Yeast doughnuts which are raised. These are used for leavening and needs to be fried
- The other type of doughnuts is cake doughnuts where baking powder is used for leavening. Here the batter needs to be chilled and before rolling it becomes easier to handle.
How to Make Doughnuts:
- All purpose flour 4 cups
- Baking powder 2 teaspoons
- One fourth of a tea spoon quantity salt
- 2 eggs
- One and a one fourth granulates sugar.
- One vanilla teaspoon
- Two to three cups milk
- One fourth cup butter melted
- Vegetable oil
Make the butter – In a bowl which is medium sized make a combination of flour, salt, baking powder. Keep it aside. Now using another bowl mix eggs, vanilla and sugar. With an electronic mixer boil it in a medium speed for some time until it becomes thick. Combine milk and melted butter in another small bowl. Now add flour into this and add the milk mixture to this egg mix. Beat it in a low speed. Cover and refrigerate it for two to four hours.
Coating, Icing and Glaze – Now when the chilling time comes to an end, half an hour before that coat it for icing, glaze and a nice coating for these doughnuts. The coatings and the toppings must be prepared much before you begin frying the doughnuts. When the doughnuts are fried and were warm you can coat it with powdered or granulated sugar.
Roll Dough – On a dish which has flour roll the dough. Don’t add additional flour. Let the finished food item be dry and heavy.
Cut the Dough- the next step is to flour the doughnut into 2-1/2 inch for cutting the dough into rings. Now dip the cutter in this flour and cut. Prevent the dough so it does not stick. Every cut must make a doughnut with a doughnut hole. Also the re-roll dough scraps must make 16 doughnuts.
Fry the doughnuts – Now heat oil to around 365 degree Fahrenheit. Use a spoon for frying and make sure not to splatter the oil.
Coat it – There are many ways to coat doughnuts. One can use sugar or granulated sugar, chocolate syrups, powdered sugar, coconut flakes, nuts etc.
These doughnuts can be preserved for days and be enjoyed. One can also procure commercial doughnuts. There are many occasions when you can make a doughnut and serve guests. These are killer food which every one absolutely loves. Doughnuts are also a great summer food when topped with a great coating.
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