Kids of all ages love doughnuts! At least my boy after eating these doughnuts made a very serious order: “I’d like to have a doughnut cake for my birthday!” Well, his words were like music to my ears and a balsam to my heart! I was extremely happy because usually he is very picky and the list of what he likes is shorter than the one of his dislikes. Second, I have a new project and lots of space for my creativity!!!! Woo–hoo!!!!
Yields about 15 doughnuts
- 7 g active dry yeast
- 1/8 cup warm water (105-115°F/40.5-46°C)
- 3/4 cups (180ml) lukewarm milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 eggs
- 1/6 cup (40ml) shortening or vegetable oil
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- vegetable oil for frying
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp milk or cream
- 90 g semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 30 g unsalted butter
- 2 tsp corn syrup
- 2 tsp water
- finely chopped hazelnuts or desiccated coconut (optional)
- Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water, and let stand for 5 minutes, or until foamy.
- In a large bowl, mix together the yeast mixture, milk, sugar, salt, egg, shortening (or oil), and 1 cup of the flour. Mix for a few minutes at low speed, or stirring with a wooden spoon. Beat in remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough no longer sticks to the bowl. Knead for about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Place the dough into a greased bowl, and cover. Set in a warm place to rise until double. Dough is ready if you touch it, and the indention remains.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and gently roll out to 1.25 cm thickness. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter. Let doughnuts sit out to rise again until double. Cover loosely with a cloth.
- For vanilla glaze mix all the ingredients until smooth.
- For chocolate glaze melt all ingredients together.
- Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large heavy skillet to 350°F (175°C). Slide doughnuts into the hot oil using a wide spatula. Turn doughnuts over as they rise to the surface. Fry doughnuts on each side until golden brown. Remove from hot oil, to drain on a wire rack.
- Dip doughnuts into the glaze and set onto wire racks to drain off excess. Sprinkle with some chopped hazelnuts or desiccated coconut.
Inspired by allrecipes