It’s official. I am passionately in love with my baking dreams. Kneading, mixing ingredients and getting acxurate results. That’s what i always crave for! Although I find it hard to squeeze it in my tight schedule, i always find time for my passion.
Below is a step by step tutorial video made by yours truly. Visit my vlog roll for more video recipes like this <3
Prep Time: 1hr
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serving: half dozen
You’ll notice that I always use the terms such as “basic” , “easy” , “homemade” and the likes here in my recipe blog. That’s what i want to share to my readers. I want them to be interested in baking, get them inspired and not to be intimidated with it. I recommend to start it off by doing some research of the recipe you really like in the internet. I’ve been wanting to try this simple doughnut recipe i found just by browsing during my break time at work. I was torn in choosing between yeast or cake doughnut. Yeast doughnuts are really good but still a bit intimidating for me. I got curious so i gave it a try.
This is how I made the doughnuts. It’s really simple and does not cost too much. What I find hard was the waiting time for proofing the dough. I used an active dry yeast since that’s what I have in hand. ( so I needed to wait 1 hour for the dough fo double) . I recommend using instant dry yeast for shorter prep time.
*Tip: you can make an instant dry yeast from an active yeast. Just mix 1 and 1/4 active yeast into 5ml of warm water plus 1tsp sugar for 5 mins. 🙂
Let’s start it off with the basic dough recipe. No add ons needed since we are aiming for a basic doughnut. For the mixture, I used:
120 ml of milk
2 cups of pressed flour
3 tbsp of sugar 3/4 tsp of salt
2 tbsp of melted butter
1 1/4 tsp of yeast
Mix it with spatula thoroughly until formed. Best part is kneading. (I feel like a pro everytime I do this 😁)
Set it aside. Proof for 1 hour max until it doubles. (I watch my favorite anime during long prep time waiting. What do you recommend to do while waiting? Just drop it in the comment box below 😉 )
Using the rolling pin, (or wine bottle if you don’t have any), lay flat and roll the dough several times. Cut it in doughnut shapes. No hole puncher? no problem! just divide the dough into equal mini ball sized amounts. Press flat and poke hole in the middle! Proof again until it doubles.
Fry ’em in a 2 inch deep medium heated oil with 50 sec to 1min interval in each side.
Decorate as you please. Serve and enjoy 🙂
Mine came as a slightly crunchy doughnut outside and soft inside. I think I might’ve over proofed it! 🤣
Best served with coffee 😊
Have you tried this recipe yet? Tell me your thoughts. 🙂