I do love a good Doughnut, it reminds me of being at the Fair or an amusement park. They are definitely best served warm.
Homemade Sugar Ring Doughnuts – makes about 10-12
1 tbsp yeast
4 tbsp caster sugar
150ml warm milk
225g plain flour
300ml vegetable oil
Mix yeast, 1/2 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp of warm milk together and leave in warm place for 15 mins or until frothy
Sift the flour into a bowl add the salt and 1 tbsp of sugar and make a well in the middle
Pour the yeast mixture, with the beaten egg and melted butter into bowl and mix all together until a dough is formed
Knead the dough and leave to rise/prove for about 45 mins or double in size. Select proving on Luce oven or cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place.
On a floured surface, knead the dough for 5 mins and make into small balls, flatten to approx 2 cm thick and using a cutter make small hole in the middle to form a ring shape
Leave to rise/prove for a further 30 mins or till double in size
Using Induction hob set to power level 6 and heat oil in a wok until it reaches 190 deg (drop a cube of bread in, if it sizzles and turns golden brown in 30 secs, it hot enough)
Drop doughnuts into oil and cook for about 3-5 mins, turning halfway
Remove using slotted spoon and put onto kitchen paper, using the remainder sugar coat doughnut and serve.
Option to have chosen sauce for dipping….ie: melted chocolate……Mmmmmmmm.