Warm Doughnuts with Cinnamon Sugar
Offt. That is the word that perfectly describes this food coma state I am in. I have eaten too much. In hind-sight, I shouldnt have eaten 12 doughnuts with melted chocolate all in one sitting… but I literally can’t resist a doughnut. Just the thought of that crisp outside combined with that soft fluffy inside just automatically makes dribble drip down my chin. My craving for doughnuts never lets up. I eat 5 but still want more! And I know im not alone, at least I wont accept it anyway. These little treats only take about 15 minutes to conjure up and about 2 minutes each to fry (depending on your oil temperature etc) Nothing could be easier! These pockets of goodness completely encapsulate that feeling of sitting on a wet drizzly English beach, huddled under a blanket with a bag full of sweet warm doughnuts. Mmm! (nearly dribbled again.) I LOVE Cinnamon, so I toss these in some Cinnamon sugar. But if you don’t like Cinnamon, then you could go for plain sugar or even some confectioners sugar if you don’t mind getting a bit messy! There is never a bad time for a doughnut… ever. So if you want instant doughnut gratification and a mouthful of doughy goodness then quickly whip these up and you’ll be thanking me forever. And on that note, I’m going back into my kitchen to scoff another one. Happy indulgence everyone!
Ingredients – Recipe from here
- 70g unsalted butter
- 500g plain flour
- 1 Tsp. baking powder
- 70g Caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 260ml milk
- vegetable or rapeseed oil for frying
- Cinnamon and Sugar
Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and butter in a large bowl and rub in the butter using your finger tips. Beat the egg and milk in a jug, and pour in the wet ingredients into your dry mix. Mix these together with a wooden spoon until it begins to come together. Using your hands, gather the dough into a ball and roll it out onto a well floured surface until about 1cm thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out your doughnuts and place to one side. Heat about 3-5 cm of oil in a pan until about 180 degrees C. If you don’t have a thermometer, then just drop a tiny bit of dough into the oil and see if it bubbles and floats. Whilst these are frying, mix some Cinnamon and Sugar on a plate (be generous with the Cinnamon), ready for the hot doughnuts. Wait until one side is golden brown and then turn to cook the other side. Spoon out your doughnuts and place onto a piece of kitchen towel. Whilst the doughnuts are still warm, roll them in the sugar mix and set aside to cool.