vendredi, mars 19, 2010

Orange Flower-scented Fried Doughnuts

Oranger Flower-scented Fried Doughnuts
Friday is currently the only day I didn't have to chauffer the kids all about after school - unless you consider the Teenager's golf lessons at the golf club next door. So when I feel up to it, I make them something sweet for their tea and this afternoon's treat was Orange Flower-scented Fried Doughnuts.


This is an easy recipe and requires relatively little work. You just have to make sure that you start preparing it a few hours beforehand and that the dough rises.

Orange Flower-scented Fried Doughnuts (makes 20) :

3 Tbsp warm Water
1 packet of dried Yeast
120ml Milk
60g Butter
1 Egg
80g Sugar
350g Flour
2 Tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Fleur d'oranger extract
Icing sugar

Wet the dried yeast with the warm water and leave it to work for 10 minutes.

Melt the butter in the milk in a microwave oven and set it aside to cool a little.

In a big mixing bowl, whisk the egg and add the buttermilk mixture, whisking all the time.

Mix the sugar, flour and salt together and add to the egg mixture using the kneading function of a hand mixer (or use a regular Kitchen Aid machine). Machine knead for around a minute.

Pour in the yeast solution and knead for another minute with the machine.

Finish by kneading by hand (adding more flour if necessary) till you get a smooth dough. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and leave the dough to rise in a warm place. It should double its volume in about an hour or so.

Roll out the dough and cut into doughnuts using a doughnut cutter. Leave in a warm place to rise for another 20 to 30 minutes.

Cutting out the doughnuts

Heat up alot of oil in a frying pan and fry the doughnuts in batches till they are brown. They will usually double in thickness as you fry them.

Drain on kitchen towels and then sprinkle icing sugar generously over them with the help of a small sieve.

3 commentaires:

Pris a dit…

Your donuts look A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!!! Would love some!!!

SIG a dit…


Beau Lotus a dit…

They are easy to make and I was just thinking that I should have dipped some of them in chocolate...