Today I made some mini doughnuts…atleast I made it to be bite-sized 🙂 Can obviously make it bigger but I thought the kids would love ones that they could finish in two bites! 🙂 And they did! Was awesome when warm off the stove with the sugary frosting 🙂
Found the recipe at tastykitchen.com – under the breads category. Some awesome recipes there so go and have a look! The link there is called Chocolate glazed donuts (in case you doubt anything of what I said and want everything in the original :P)
This is what I made today –
A mix of chocolate topped and sugar topped mini doughnuts! 🙂
You will need –
2 1/2 cups – plain flour
2 tsp – instant yeast
3/4 cups – warm milk
1 – tbsp – honey
1 – whole egg
1/2 tsp – salt
In a small bowl, sprinkle yeast with 1/2 tsp of sugar and add just enough lukewarm water to submerge the yeast. Mix a little and leave to prove. If frothing after 3-4 minutes, your yeast is good to go. If not, get a fresh batch of yeast!
Measure 1 cup flour in a mixing bowl and add the salt to it. Mix well.
In another bowl, break the egg, add the warm milk and honey and beat with a whisk or fork till everything is well combined. I find doing this easier as the flour mixes well with everything and no lumps form when kneading.
Knead well till soft and not sticky. Coat a bowl with regular non-smelling oil and put the dough in it. Turn the dough over so that the oil coats it well. Cover with a damp muslin cloth and leave to rise in a warm and drought free place for 1 hour.
When the dough has risen to double its volume, punch it down and knead it well on a lightly floured surface.
Roll the dough out into a rectangle, about 1/2 inch thick. Using a round cookie cutter, cut out circles and place on a greased baking tray. Cover with a damp muslin cloth and leave to prove for 45 minutes.
Heat a wok with some vegetable oil and heat it to medium hot. Put a small tester piece to check the temperature. Then start putting in the risen dough circles into the wok to fry them. Drain on paper towel and leave to cool down to warm.
Icing sugar, cold water – take some icing sugar in a bowl. Add 1 tsp of cold water and mix well. Add water as required. Dip the doughnuts once and leave to harden. Then dip again into the sugar syrup.
Chocolate – I just melted some plain milk chocolate over a double boiler and used the same.
Once the doughnuts have cooled down to warm, dip one side into the glaze and eat! 🙂
What say you? My kids just gobbled them up! Best eaten when warm. Guess you can zap it for a few seconds if having later. I doubled the quantity to make extra. Just a few is not enough for my boyz! 🙂 Will be great for after school snack or birthday party or sleepover midnight raids! 😀
Happy thanksgiving to all those in the US and happy weekend to all in Asia! 🙂