Sunday, 14 September 2014


Doughnuts are great to have for breakfast ,or tea time pass away.Having them in the fridge,is a great way to fill those hungry tummies.History has it ,that the Dutchman Hanson Gregory who was a 16 yr old sailor was the one who brought this fried dough into America. He punched a hole in the center with a sailors pin pepper box ,to avoid the center from being undone.
Here's the basic recipe of the doughnut .You could change ,by adding fillings of custard and chocolate .

Flour    3 1/2  Cups
Castor sugar  1/ 4 cup

Salt 1/2 tsp
Dry yeast 2 tsp
Hot water 1/4 cup
Sugar 1 tsp
Wet iingredient
 Milk 1 cup
Egg 1
Vegetable shortening  4 tbsp
Sugar syrup
Sugar 2 cups 
Water 2 cups 
Cinammon 1 stick
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
In a bowl ,mix the hot water and the yeast,sugar.allow to ferment
Sift the dry ingredients
Whisk the egg to fluffy and add the oil,yeast and the milk
Add the yeast and then the flour mixture
Combine all the ingredients to a sticky dough
Keep aside for 1 to 1 1/2 hr
It will rise,after which you have to knead again
Keep asidE for 15 mins
Flatten to 1/3 thickness and cut with a doughnut cutter
Again leave them all to rest for 10 mins
Fry them in medium hot oil.
Note: you could widen the hole of the doughnut with your finger .
Make your sugar syrup with ingredients
 Don't make it too sticky
Dip hot doughnuts in cooled syrup.


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