Monday, December 23, 2013

Doughnuts


How about some strawberry, cheese, sugar crusted and chocolate coated doughnuts for this Christmas? Easy doughnuts that can be made in no time, don't have to wait for the dough to rise up. Knead it, roll it, cut out and fry it. Top it with your favourite flavours and there you go!

While browsing through the net I happened to find this recipe,and one interesting ingredient that caught my attention was the usage of mashed potatoes here.So decided to give it a try, and the outcome was not at all bad. Kids relished it,and as for me, I felt the yeast could be reduced a bit, but otherwise it was a quick doughnut that could be made in no time with very few ingredients.
 With the onset of the Christmas holidays, the kids are at home, bored with all the TV,games, gadgets etc. So the topping on the doughnuts was done by them, totally as per their ideas. Some were drizzled with some strawberry syrup, some with cheese, some with chocolate, some with nutella etc. They had a great time decorating their doughnuts and munching them off. 

Recipe adapted from secretdonutrecipe.com
Ingredients
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 potato
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 teaspoon yeast
1 cup milk
2 tablespoon vegetable oil + more for deep frying
Method
  • Prick the potato with a fork and microwave it for 5 minutes. Peel and mash the potato and keep it aside.(You can boil the potato and mash it too. That is up to you.)
  • In 1 cup of warm milk add the yeast and a pinch of sugar and keep this aside.(the milk should just be warm, not hot, or else it will kill the yeast).
  • In a bowl, mix together, the flour, sugar, mashed potato and sugar.
  • Now add the wet ingredients i.e the milk with yeast and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  • Mix everything with a fork until it starts to ball up. Add more flour as it will be sticky and knead into a soft dough.
  • Dust some flour on the kitchen counter top and knead the dough.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Using a doughnut cutter and any other suitable round edged cutter(or even a glass), cut out rounds. Cut out small rounds from the center to make a doughnut shape.(if you are not using a doughnut cutter).You can fry these small rounds that are cut off from the center and serve them as munchkins!


  • Heat enough oil for deep frying.
  • Fry the doughnuts in the hot oil, turning around until both sides are golden brown. Drain onto a paper towel.
  • Sprinkle sugar on the warm doughnuts and serve or give them to the kids and let them do their innovative toppings.



24 comments:

  1. donuts with potatoes??? that is really interesting... these look so fluffed up...

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    1. Thankyou Rafee, yeah..that was made me too eager to try it

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  2. Lovely donuts.sure am gonna try it

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  3. I jwent to the doughnut shop just an hour back but decided I wont buy anything for myself.That was easy to resist but with potato that must be really good my craving has kick started :)

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  4. Lovely doughnuts that too with potatoes! very interesting

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  5. Loved every bit of it,......
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  6. wow... beautiful presentation..and sweet lovely recipe.. it is so easy

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  7. This is another thing in my to do list but ahhh i dont know when that shall happen! Adding of potatoes is new to me!! Doughnuts look delicious :)

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  8. Failed massively the few attempts in making doughnuts. Really not sure what went wrong and I think it was something to do with the yeast. Great to see the step by step process and will try for the a smaller amount. Looks fabulous awesome, with or without the toppings.

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    1. Oh! that must be so disappointing. I have tried the other way also. It has come out well. As you said, maybe it because of the yeast. It must be really fresh.

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  9. Who could say no to donuts. looks yum. First time here. Happy to follow u. Do join me when u find time

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    1. Hi Vimitha, nice to meet you. Thnakyou for your lovely comment. Happy to follow you back

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  10. Doughnut looks so delicious..love all topping yummy...

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  11. Doughnuts and strawberries Looks really awesome. Hope you had wonderful christmas.

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    1. Thankyou so much Swati. Christmas was fantastic!

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