Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Let's Go Nuts for Doughnuts October 2010 DB

Even before one realize it is time for .
The days are just flying by so fast that I have the feeling, I just sneezed and a whole month passed in that one sneeze.

When I saw the Challenge this month was, I really was excited as I have never made doughnuts at home. Well not the fried ones, have made the baked version some time ago.

I never do the challenge fast as I wait till some of the other group members have made it as when they finish doing the challenge they upload a picture in the Forum and also give tips.
And I am really greatfull for the tip Audax gave in the Forum.
He is always so fast in doing the challenge, mostly he do them the same day the recipe is posted in the forum, now isn't that fast.
And he gave a tip , he mentioned how ever soggy the dough is don't be tempted to add more flour. And I must say I am happy that I read the tip otherwise when I saw how soggy the dough was I would have gone on adding more flour, so if you do this recipe don't be tempted to add more flower it will all come together after the raising time etc...

The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up. Lori chose to challenge DBers to make doughnuts. She used several sources for her recipes including Alton Brown, Nancy Silverton, Kate Neumann and Epicurio

Yeast Doughnuts:
Preparation time:Hands on prep time - 25 minutesRising time - 1.5 hours totalCooking time - 12 minutes
Yield: 20 to 25 doughnuts & 20 to 25 doughnut holes, depending on size
Ingredients
Milk 1.5 cup / 360 ml
Vegetable Shortening 1/3 cup / 80 ml / 70 gm / 2.5 oz (can substitute butter, margarine or lard)Active Dry Yeast 4.5 teaspoon (2 pkgs.) / 22.5 ml / 14 gm / ½ oz
Warm Water 1/3 cup / 80 ml (95°F to 105°F / 35°C to 41°C)
Eggs, Large, beaten 2
White Granulated Sugar ¼ cup / 60 ml / 55 gm / 2 oz
Table Salt 1.5 teaspoon / 7.5 ml / 9 gm / 1/3 ozNutmeg, grated 1 tsp. / 5 ml / 6 gm / ¼ ozAll Purpose Flour 4 2/3 cup / 1,120 ml / 650 gm / 23 oz + extra for dusting surface
Canola Oil DEPENDS on size of vessel you are frying in – you want THREE (3) inches of oil (can substitute any flavorless oil used for frying)
Directions:
Place the milk in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat just until warm enough to melt the shortening. (Make sure the shortening is melted so that it incorporates well into the batter.)
Place the shortening in a bowl and pour warmed milk over. Set aside.

In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and let dissolve for 5 minutes. It should get foamy. After 5 minutes, pour the yeast mixture into the large bowl of a stand mixer and add the milk and shortening mixture, first making sure the milk and shortening mixture has cooled to lukewarm.

Add the eggs, sugar, salt, nutmeg, and half of the flour. Using the paddle attachment of your mixer (if you have one), combine the ingredients on low speed until flour is incorporated and then turn the speed up to medium and beat until well combined.
Add the remaining flour, combining on low speed at first, and then increase the speed to medium and beat well.

Change to the dough hook attachment of the mixer and beat on medium speed until the dough pulls away from the bowl and becomes smooth, approximately 3 to 4 minutes (for me this only took about two minutes). If you do not have a dough hook/stand mixer – knead until the dough is smooth and not sticky.

Transfer to a well-oiled bowl, cover, and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
On a well-floured surface, roll out dough to 3/8-inch (9 mm)thick. (Make sure the surface really is well-floured otherwise your doughnuts will stick to the counter).
Cut out dough using a 2 1/2-inch (65 mm) doughnut cutter or pastry ring or drinking glass and using a 7/8-inch (22 mm) ring for the center whole. Set on floured baking sheet, cover lightly with a tea towel, and let rise for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oil in a deep fryer or Dutch oven to 365 °F/185°C.
Gently place the doughnuts into the oil, 3 to 4 at a time. Cook for 1 minute per side or until golden brown (my doughnuts only took about 30 seconds on each side at this temperature).
Transfer to a cooling rack placed in baking pan. Allow to cool for 15 to 20 minutes prior to glazing, if desired
I glazed with dark and white chocolate and sprinkled sprinklers.

57 comments:






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Finla,

Doughnuts...yeh...love them...Can i pick one and much rite now!!:)

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

jayasree said...

Chocolate covered doughnuts looks yummmmy.

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

T LOVES doughnuts! This is her fav breakfast! Yours look great.

notyet100 said...

Advay gonna love these,..;-)

Rachel said...

Very prettily presented.. the sprinkles and all.

An Open Book said...

you have tempted me to try doughnuts for the first time .. they look lovely

LG said...

awwww..looks sooo yummy!slurrp..

Aparna said...

They look absolutely yummy and colourful with those sprinkles, Finla.
Am sure S must be dreaming of them right now. :)

You're right, this month's just gone by and in another 2 months we're in a New Year!

Tiy said...

It rembember me my holidays in the country of Doughnuts!Mmh!

Latha said...

Delightful Donuts. Looks YUMMY!

Pavithra said...

Gorgeous they look and very colorful with sprinklers.. Wish To have one more right now.

Priya said...

Irresistible doughnuts, feel like grabbing some..

Al Bayan Teacher said...

Hey finla.....yr chocolate covered doughnuts looking yummy!! will try them out and make a surprise when my boys come home.

Satya said...

superb ,ur donuts looks so beautiful n inviting ..yummy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Divya Vikram said...

Pretty looking donuts..Perfectly done..

Cham said...

The choco and sprinkle one reminds the famous doughnut store. Tempting one!

kothiyavunu.com said...

perfect looking doughnuts..my DH fav..Thx giving me one more option to treat my Dh :-)

Ria Mathew said...

Very well done, Finla! Even I did a chocolate glaze for mine :)

Ananda Rajashekar said...

pretty looking donuts...yum!

Soma said...

I think baking them is a good idea. At least makes u feel a little less guilty while gorging on them :-). The chocolate ones are the best. Very pretty presentation too.

swapna said...

Yummylicious donuts...

uk4dz said...

They look beautiful - almost shop bought! Love the chocolate and the colourful sprinkles - yummy!

Renuka said...

lovely photos...love the doughnuts.Great job......

Tamanna said...

such cute donuts! yummyy

Deeba PAB said...

Gorgeous Finla. I did the yeast ones too, and they were fun! Audax is a definite inspiration for DBs! I want a chocolate glazed donut...pretty please?

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - looks great!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - looks great!

Penny said...

They look really yummy! I love the pictures of the different stages...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

looks so perfect and colourful :) Yummy! Never tasted this so far,but wish to soon!

Chitra said...

Wowow, wat else to say :)

Bharathy said...

I can't believe you havent posted donuts so far!! :)..yummy looking donuts hc, my son loves them :)..

It has become my habit that I post and wait for your first comment..then only I make a move..
you dint disappoint me...as always..:)

Hugs :)

now I have to go and fix something for my hungry and restless son back from school :)

Renata said...

They look delicious with the chocolate! And cute with the sprinkles!

Kris Ngoei said...

The chocolate glazed doughnuts are simple irresistable... love the colorful bits on the glaze too..

Sawadee from Bangkok,
Kris

Happy Cook said...

Bharathy i think you always post when I am blogging and i see your post comming to my reader and then go there in a jiffy :-)

lissie said...

I love doughnuts...and this looks so yummy! how come you didn't post it so far?! :)

Audax said...

WOW those are wonderful and thank you for the kind words and the link to my blog. I admit I love the colours of the doughnuts. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

Namratha said...

They look so pretty F, love them!

Koci said...

Those donuts look so cute! I love the chocolate icing and sprinkles. Great job on this challenge!

The Betz Family said...

Love the chocolate glaze and sprinkles! Nice job on the challenge!

Cakelaw said...

Fabulous donuts HC! So pretty with sprinkles on top too.

Sushma Mallya said...

beautiful donuts...

Sandhya Hariharan said...

I m drooling finola.....
Tips are really handy and we get to rectify... it !!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Very cute looking doughnuts, your macroons are simply amazing. Looks so perfect. I have been to your blog so many times although I left a comment very few times :(
You have a lovely and fantastic blog. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comments. Do visit whenever you can...

Gloria said...

Happy cook these doughnuts look amazing I think my kids would love these!!!! I have to do! xxgloria

n33ma said...

ohhhhhhhh yummy!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your doughnuts are so pretty and I love the way they are decorated! Wonderful job here.

Cheers,

Rosa

Anna Johnston said...

Love the little colourful sprinkles, they always look so fun and happy doughnuts dressed up like these :)

Dershana said...

ithellam engine undakkunnu?? u sure do have a sweet tooth! perfect doughnuts!!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

These look great fun!

Angie's Recipes said...

I like how you decorate the doughnuts! Wish I could grab one.

silverrock said...

Mmm... chocolate dipped donuts! Now that's the way to go... I'm craving some right now :P

Sarah Naveen said...

ooh!!! i m drooling..looks so perfect and delicious with a yummy click.

elra said...

Well done HC, your doughnuts look perfect !

Asha said...

WOW!! You made Doughnuts at home? Looks delicious. Hope you saved some for S when she comes home! :D

Rachana said...

Wow! the donuts have come out so well :-)

Jenni said...

Perfection! Your donuts look fantastic, great job!!

sadaf said...

looks so gorgeous I know howmuch delicious they are.........