February 21, 2011

Donuts

Donuts were alien to the place where I spent my childhood, a quaint little town. They have become popular in India only  in last couple of years when Mad Over Donuts chain opened. But, still the first donuts I had was  almost 2 decades back in my school fete. I knew what it was called, but didn't know how it was made. Our Schools "Sisters"[Nuns] had made them , so there was no chance of finding them in shops.
The taste of those donuts remained forever with me and I was really delighted when Mad Over Donuts opened. This weekend ,I was in no mood to cook anything special, but when I saw how easy it is to make them, I thought to give it a try.

Ingredients
For 10 small size donuts
2 1/2  teaspoons dry yeast
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Oil for frying.
1 medium potato
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 cup All purpose flour
1tsp baking powder

Preparation
  1. Mash boiled potato.
  2. Mix yeast with 1/2 cup warm milk.Set aside till it froths.
  3. Mix yeast-milk, oil, potato, salt,  flour and baking powder. Knead the dough. Add more milk or water if it is too dry
  4. Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut a bigger circle using a donuts cutter/cookie cutter/drinking glass. Cut a smaller circle inside it.
  5. Lay the donuts on a deep plate and cover it with a wet dish cloth so that donuts don't dry. Let it sit for an hour and half or till it doubles.
  6. Heat oil to 375F.
  7. Fry the donuts for 2-3 minutes frequently turning, so that it not too brown and still cooked. Check one  first to get an idea for how much time you need to fry it. Drain well while taking it out .Keep on a paper towel for any excess oil to be soaked.
  8. When the donuts are cooled , apply the glaze of your choice. I have used 4oz melted chocolate + 1/4th cup warmed cream mixed till smooth. And added chocolate sprinklers.

8 comments:

Hungover on Fashion said...

why did u change your template? you're following yourself :)

donuts look yum btw!..

SinFoodie said...

The other one took a lot of time to upload for some people. Yes, created an account on gmail with sinfoodie id. i was trying to switch this blog from my personal id to the new one, but it didn't work.

Richa Rai said...

I like this format. that one looked very cluttered. this one in plain, simple and keeps your focus on the content.
And waise bhi, one of the thumb rule for blogging in not to have black template.

Eftychia said...

I was looking for a donut recipe. Thank you for sharing.

Chhavi said...

I never knew..Donuts have potatoes in them..no wonder they taste so heavenly..anything that has potatoes and is deep fried has to be good ;-) . But this makes me wonder..how do they make the jelly filled ones...To me sugar glazed raspberry filled donut is a bite from heaven :-).
Must say ur creation looks so professional..they came out so well.

SinFoodie said...

Richa Rai- ya..i like this one better too.. it looks cleaner :)

Eftychia - Thanks to you too :)

Chhavi-I read at many sites that Potato is the secret ingredient to make the donuts soft. So tried the potato one,though there are many donut recipes without it too.

For jelly filled one, i have seen on tv, donuts shops using an instrument [ like a sauce dispenser at McDonald's], otherwise for homemade, people sandwich two donuts and then fry, or else use an icing tip to push the cream once donuts are fried.

I too love filled ones .. There is one "Dark Knight" at Mad over Donuts which i love, but I am not able to guess what the topping is. It is dark ,but not chocolate.

pratibha Rai. said...

very beautiful.

SinFoodie said...

Thank you Mummy !! :)
ye wala tumko khilayenge is baar delhi mein :)

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