Donuts (doughnuts) are one of the most famous deep fried breads in the world. They can be baked, but traditionally they are prepared by deep frying them in vegetable oil. Filipino donuts are similar to Italian or French graffe ones which are coated with white sugar. This tasty bread has many varieties such as the ones in Dunkin Donuts which are usually coated with chocolate glaze, icing, nuts, and sprinkles. They are pleasing to the eye and look really delicate.
To make these donuts, make sure your oil is at the right temperature of about 350 degrees. Fry them over medium low heat to avoid over browning and burning the donuts. Take note: small donuts usually take only 2-3 minutes, depending on the temperature of your oil. Donut cutters are available anywhere in the baking section of many local stores, and they makes a nice, perfect shape. However, a wide mouth jar and a small cap will do if you don’t have a donut cutter on hand. Sugar coated donuts are really easy and to make.
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- 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp instant yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup warm milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp softened butter
- vegetable or canola oil for frying donuts
- Servings: 5
- Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Level: Advanced
- Cuisine: American
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- Combine warm water (110 Degrees), instant yeast, and a tablespoon of sugar in a mixing bowl. Stir until combined. Set aside in a warm place for at least 5-10 minutes until foamy and bubbly.
- In a separate bowl add the flour, sugar, and salt. Whisk until combined.
- Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and pour in eggs, warm milk, softened butter, and the yeast mixture. Mix over low speed using an electric mixer with dough hook attachment until a soft dough forms. You can also mix it by hand or use a bread machine if you have one.
- Lightly flour a surface. Place the dough on the surface, and knead it for 5 to 10 minute until a soft dough forms. Make it into a ball. Place it in an oiled bowl, cover with a plastic wrap, place it in a warm place, and let it rise for at least an hour.
- After an hour, punch the dough to let air escape. Place it on a floured surface.
- Using a rolling pin, roll it out about 1/2 inch thick. Cut out 4 inch diameter circles using a donut cutter. If you don’t have a donut cutter, you can use a wide mouth jar and small cup for the donut holes.
- Cover the cut out donuts with plastic wrap or a damped cloth, and let them rise for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat vegetable oil in a pan or deep fryer. When the temperature reaches about 350 degrees, turn the heat down to medium low.
- Carefully place the donuts in and fry for at least 2 minutes on each side. The frying time will depend on the size of the donuts, usually the small ones take 3 minutes in total.
- When the donuts are nicely golden brown, remove from the pan and set aside on wire wrack or a platter lined with paper towels.
- Dredge each donuts in a bowl of sugar.
- Serve and Enjoy!