Donuts make it to the list of comfort food for me. It reminds me of my childhood; standing in line at the school canteen, with a 20sen coin in my hand, eager-eyed waiting to purchase a piece of donut to sink my teeth into during the 10am recess.
My girls love donuts too. In fact, they learned to make their own donuts when they were nine and seven respectively, using the recipe at the back of the yeast box.
Well, this recipe isn't from the back of the box of yeast, but instead adapted from Rima of Bisous A' Toi. We love our donuts simple, so these ones were coated with cinnamon sugar mixture.
Here's the basic recipe from Rima.
500g high protein flour - bread flour
11g instant yeast
4 egg yolks
200 ml water
100g butter / margarine
1 tsp salt
This was what I did with the ingredients: Dump ingredients A into your stand mixer with hook attachment or breadmaker (I used the former). Start the machine at medium speed. After about 5 mins, when the ingredients have come together, add butter and salt. Work it for another 15-20 mins.
Let the dough rest for 10 mins, and then divide the dough into half and make them into a ball. Using your rolling pin, roll dough to about two thirds of an inch and use a donut cutter. Place cut donuts onto a floured tray and let rise for 30-40 mins. Then, they are ready to be deep fried in cooking oil (medium heat).
Immediately after you scoop the donuts from the frying pan, place them into a bowl of your cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.
Cinnamon sugar mixture: mix 3/4 cups sugar wth 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon.
Enjoy 'em donuts!