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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Doughnuts Like Mother Used To Make

Who doesn't love sugary, and  jam filled, naughty, and fattening doughnuts ! Well you have to spoil yourself now and again, I could not resist these heavenly nourishing, satisfying, doughnuts as a child,and I still can't !! Of course I haven't forgotten the cream ones too but I do manage to resist them to often, OK perhaps that is just a little fib ! There's even an awesome video how to make a peanut,jelly,doughnut.

image of Doughnuts with different coatings



 5 ml./1 tsp.sugar
15 g./1/2 oz. yeast

 225 g./8 oz.flour
2.5 ml./1/2 tsp.salt                                                 
15 g./1/2 oz.butter
1 egg beaten
75 g./3 oz.jam (of choice )
Oil for deep frying 
75 g./3 oz.castor sugar
5 ml./1 tsp.ground cinnamon
75 g./3 fl.oz.tepid milk 


a) Mix the sugar,yeast and milk to a paste
b) Set aside in a warm place for 15 minutes or until the mixture is frothy
c) Sift the flour and salt into a warmed bowl
d) Add the butter,yeast mixture and egg  and mix to a soft dough
e) Knead for 8 minutes or until smooth and elastic
f) Set aside in a warm place for 45 minutes or until the dough as doubled in 
g) Knead the dough again for 5 minutes
h) Divide into about 12 pieces and roll them into balls
i) Make a depression in each ball,fill with some jam,then enclose the filling
j) Set aside in a warm place for 20 minutes or until the balls have doubled in 
k) Deep fry the balls for 4 minutes or until they are golden brown
l) Drain on kitchen towels and roll in sugar and cinnamon.

    Bet you can't wait to eat them and burn your mouth on the hot jam!! so watch                         
    the kids till they cool.

    Makes about 12 doughnuts 


Peanut doughnuts video