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Mini Doughnuts

Hello!

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.

Frosting/Glaze

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! 🙂

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Chocolate Rules Again! :)

Hey there! 🙂

A long break means time to celebrate! And what better way to do that than with Chocolate! 🙂

Since all the boys at home prefer chocolate to any other flavor, I keep looking for different chocolate cake recipes. I found this amazing recipe at bakerella.com – try it and see for yourself! She calls it the best chocolate cake ever and I totally agree! Totally yumm! 🙂

This is the cake in its entirety! 🙂 Chocolate goodness!

You will need –

2 cups – flour

1/4 tsp – salt

1 tsp – baking soda

Sift and keep aside.

1 cup – butter

Melt the butter on medium heat and while it melts, add

4 tbsp – cocoa powder

1 cup – boiling water

Stir well till it bubbles up, Turn off the heat and leave aside to cool.

In another bowl, whisk

2 – eggs

2 cups – sugar

1 tsp – vanilla

1/2 cup – buttermilk (I did not make it very runny but just whisked the yoghurt with a spoon)

I did this one at a time so that everything mixes well. (I also changed this order a bit as the original recipe calls for a different order 🙂 )

Add the chocolate mix to this and beat just till everything combines together.

Add the flour mix and fold in.

Pour into greased baking dish and bake at 350 F (180 C) for 20-25 minutes.

I also tweaked the glaze for this one! The original recipe called for lots more but I toned the quantities down and made just enough to cover the cake and no leftovers! 🙂 Hard to give you measurements on that so I will just list the ingredients down for you 🙂

Butter – melt and while on the heat add some cocoa powder. Mix well and add some milk, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and icing sugar till the consistency is not too thick but combines well enough. Leave to cool and this will thicken up a bit.

Just spread over the cake when cooled down a bit and leave to set! 🙂

Yes! It tastes as yummy as it looks! So easy to make and turns out fab! 🙂

Doesn’t that glaze look so amazing?? 🙂

Enjoy and let me know how it turned out for you! And do drop by Bakerella and leave some love for her too! 🙂

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