Make Homemade Donuts
Edited by Maria Arieanza Santos Tan, Lynn, Eng
Want a yummy fix of some do-it-yourself sweets? Well, if there's one sugary treat everybody loves, it's donuts! Here's how you can make them at home, how you want them and when you want them.
- 1For the Donuts
- 1 1/2 tbsp. of baker's yeast (active)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 4 cups of flour
- 2 eggs
- 6 tbsp. melted butter
- Vegetable or canola Oil
- 2For the Powdered Sugar
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 tbsp. cornstarch
- In a cup of warm water, let the yeast dissolve and just leave it sitting there for about five minutes. If it foams even a little bit, that means it is active and that's okay, so relax.
- Mix the sugar, eggs and butter into 3 cups of flour and beat. Add in the remaining 1 cup of flour, putting in 1/4 cup of it at a time just until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
- Next, cover it up with a clean towel or some plastic wrap and leave in a warm, dry place until the dough rises and bulks up. Check in about one and a half hours. You can also try chilling the dough overnight.
- Pound the surface of the dough with your hands and put it on a surface sprinkled with a little bit more flour - just so it won't stick and get ruined.
- Roll the dough to about a half-inch thick and use the mouth of a drinking glass to cut off a circle. Use a smaller glass for the hole in the middle. (Any circular cutter will work, as well.) Do this repeatedly on other half-inch dough parts until the desired number of donuts is reached.
- Cover up all the "future" donuts with the same material you used to cover up the dough earlier, and let it rise for about one and a half hours or until it looks all plump and soft. On the other hand, you can put these on individual floured baking sheets, cover and chill overnight.
- Heat up some oil - about 2 or more inches - in a large sized pot to 350-375 degrees. Meanwhile, set a baking pan near the stove and put a cooling rack over it for later.
- Put in three to four donuts and they should make hissing sounds right after they hit the oil. Do this gently to avoid splattering hot oil all over and making a mess - or worse, burning yourself.
- Cook until one side is a golden brown color. Use tongs to flip the donuts over and cook the other side until it is golden brown as well.
- Transfer the donuts into the cooling rack you prepared a while ago and let it drain and cool down for a few minutes.
- Dip them into some powdered sugar for that delightful, heavenly taste!
- Measure out and mix in the sugar and cornstarch for your confectioner's sugar.
- Pour this into a blender or processor. Before turning the machine on, make sure to cover it up with a kitchen towel to avoid letting sugar particles fly off in every possible direction.
- Blend for about a minute, or just until the texture turns smooth and powdery.
- Store in an airtight container if not meant for immediate use.
- Make sure to have prepared all the required ingredients and equipment before starting a donut-making session.
- You can change the amounts of some ingredients for your own satisfaction.
- Also, it is possible to add in some other ingredients like cinnamon, chocolate drizzle and other things you might like.
- Sugar is grainy and can scratch your blender/processor so don't just mess around with it.
- Do not drop the donuts into the oil. Place them in gently with tongs.
Categories : Desserts
Recent edits by: Lynn, Maria Arieanza Santos Tan