Monday, August 13, 2012

Doughnuts - A How to

Doughnuts....Aww the very mention of them makes your mouth water doesn't it. Those, either fried or baked, little rings of golden deliciousness that so many find so tempting in the morning. You stand in line for them, buy them days ahead, use them for fund raisers and more. Cake, glazed, chocolate dipped, cream filled or sprinkles on top. It doesn't matter. You grab one, some milk or coffee and go to town. Munch, munch, munch!!!!!! Oh so good! And so freaking easy to make!!!!!!!

 As promised I am posting a how to on Doughnuts. Now, these are super easy and you may just stop buying them from the store once you try these. From start to finish, including rise time for your dough, it should only take about an hour to make a full batch and gobble it down. And thankfully you are only going to need a few things and honestly nothing special you probably don't already have in your house.

Round Cutters: 2 of them. 3 inch & 1 inch. If you don't have, the rim of a large glass and a kids medicine cup work in a pinch.
1 large pan
Go To Dough Recipe
Paper Towels.

Seriously, that is all you really need. Now you can have other stuff. Like A sugar or chocolate glaze, jams to inject or sprinkles to put on top. But this is just the basics here and honestly, the hubby loves eating these with no icing on them as well.

What to do:

  1. Follow Go to Recipe through step 13
  2. Roll out dough to half an inch thick.
  3. Cut out large circles and place on a lightly floured surface to rest.
  4. Cut out the center if you are going for standard, leave alone if you will be filling later.
  5. Cover and let rise until double in size. 
  6. Heat your oil to 350.
  7. Place dough into the oil, careful to leave room all around. (I have a large skillet and only do 4 at a time.)
  8. Let fry 1-2 minutes, just until lightly golden.
  9. Flip and let cook another 1-2 minutes or until lightly golden. Don't worry, this dough cooks fast.
  10. Place on paper towels to drain.
  11. Let cool until you can handle them, about 5 minutes.
  12. Now you can either serve as is or you can do what you want with them. Dip in a sugar glaze, a chocolate one, cover in sprinkles or fill with jams and cremes. (To fill, just use an injector you can get in the housewares section for like 3 bucks or a pastry bag and large tip)
Sugar Glaze - Thinned down with milk if you are going for the full dunk.


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