Go nuts over doughnuts!
This is a no yeast recipe, so you don’t have to wait for the dough to rise or anything. Yay, no waiting! I have this cookbook called ‘What’s Cooking??’ by Ron Kalenuik and I often take recipes from here and tweak it a bit, either taking something out or adding something new, this is where I have taken my tweaked doughnut recipe. Anyway back to the doughnuts…
I just made them for a family get together we had this weekend, so got the chance to take snapshots. Once your dough is formed, lightly flour the area you are going to roll it out on. Roll it out, not too thin or you’ll get flat looking doughnuts and not too thick, or your doughnuts will blow up looking like hot air balloons. I used a 2.7 inch round cutter and as you can see I used a funnel to cut out the hole in the middle. Though you can use which ever size you prefer.
Oil has to be heated well. Another important point to note is to make sure your heat is on low whilst frying to ensure it is cooked inside.
The recipe is fairly simple, you can dust, coat or sprinkle them with icing sugar, or if your prefer dunk them into melted chocolate and drop hundreds-and-thousands on them.
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 3 1/2 cups of flour
- 1 heaped tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- Mix the sugar, salt into the milk until dissolved.
- Fold the eggs into the milk mixture.
- In another bowl mix the flour and baking powder together, add the melted butter, mixing until granulated. Make a well in the center. Add the liquid mixture.
- Form a dough.
- Roll it out and cut doughnuts.
- Deep fry on low heat.
- Dust with icing sugar.