Who does not love doughnuts ??? OH, I just cannot be away from it and whenever I get an opportunity, I always buy them. In fact we have a new outlet that has opened recently here, that sells only Doughnuts !!! So yummy , so tasty and in so many flavors and toppings, the pick is always endless.
With so much craze, I really wanted to have good number of doughnuts and so the idea of making them popped up in me. I have tried them long time back and it was fine. So this last week, I made a whole big batch of these little fluffy ones for my family. Now these are favorites not only for me, but my brother, sister, niece and almost everyone in the family, so I made for all of them and we all enjoyed it thoroughly. My kids, instantly asked me whether they have sufficient to take for their next day for snack for school….
I choose the egg less recipe as my daughter has been asked to reduce on the intake of eggs for being allergic to it. So either I substitute for eggs or go for the egg-less option. It is so simple and easy, and we had for our tea snack. It just got over in a jiffy, the moment it came on the table.
This is a good treat for the coming Christmas too !!!
Servings – 24-26 Numbers
4 cups All purpose flour
2 tsp Yeast
100 Gms Butter
1 cup Milk
4-5 tbsp Sugar
1-2 tsp Salt
1-2 tsp Oil for greasing hands
Oil for frying
Caster Sugar for Dusting
. To warm milk, add the butter and stir till melted.
. In a bowl, add in all the dry ingredients and knead well to a dough,with the addition of milk-butter mix.
. Add water if required to knead well to make a soft and loose dough. ( Not too watery, but sticky is the right consistency).
. Grease your palm with little oil and knead the dough well for about 5-10 minutes. Cover and allow the dough to rest and rise for about 2 hours.
. After two hours, knead it once again and then squeeze medium lemon size balls from the main dough.
. Flatten them a little and then using a cutter or anything else sharp you could cut them to perfect circle. ( I used a glass) If you are an expert , you could round it with your greased palm itself.
. Make a hold in the center with your little finger and just expand it.
. In a deep frying pan, heat oil and then fry each doughnut, without burning them.
. Garnish them with castor sugar.
Tips – This dough could be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for about a week.
– Bring it to room temperature , before you start frying them.
– For adding any frosting, the doughnuts needs to be completely cooled.