Do you ever have those days that you just want to bake something unhealthy. And it’s not really the baking part that you’re looking forward too but more the eating part? Well I that’s exactly the kind of day I had last Monday. So that’s why I decided to bake some donuts. And the baking part was almost as fun as the eating part so I decided to share the recipe with you. Here we go!
For about 10 donuts you’ll need:
- 7 grams dry yeast
- 125 mL milk
- 25 mL tepid water
- 50 grams sugar
- 250 to 350 grams flour
- 50 grams butter
- 2 small eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 litre sunflower oil
For the glazing you’ll need:
- 50 grams powdered sugar
- 30 grams sugar
- Heat the milk for about 30 seconds in the microwave untill it’s warm (not hot).
- Mix the tepid milk and water with 10 grams of the sugar and yeast. Stir till the sugar and yeast are dissolved.
- Set this mixture aside for about 10 minutes to activate the yeast.
- Put the other 40 grams of sugar, 250 grams flour, the butter, the eggs and the vanilla extract in a bowl.
- Stir the yeast mixture once more and put it in the bowl with the other ingredients.
- With a mixer, mix the ingredients until they form an elastic dough. If your dough is still sticky after mixing, add more flour (until your dough isn’t sticky anymore).
- Cover the bowl with a kitchen cloth and set at a warm and dry place for about 45 minutes. After this the dough should be doubled in size.
- Roll out the dough untill it’s about 1 cm thick and with a cookie cutter (or with a bowl/mug/anything round), cut out rounds. You can make them as big or small as you want to. After this cut out a small hole in the middle.
- Again, cover the donuts with a kitchen cloth and let them rest for about 20 minutes.
- Heat the oil in a small pan. If the oil starts boiling, turn the heat down and put in the first donut.
- Cook each side for about 1 to 2 minutes (depending on the size of the donut and the temperature of the oil). Your donut is ready when it’s a nice light-brown color. And please be VERY careful, the oil is super hot and you really don’t want to touch it. I recommend using a slotted spoon to turn and taking out the donuts.
- Let the donuts drain and cool down a bit on some kitchen paper.
- In the mean time mix the powdered sugar with some water to create a nice, thick glaze.
- Spread the glaze on the donuts and sprinkle some more sugar on top. And you’re done!
They take about 1.5 hours to make including the rise time of the dough but I promise you, they are absolutely worth it! What are your favorite things to bake on a day off?