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Simply Fluffy Doughnuts - Traditional Recipe

by Feli Chic'Cuisine

Doughnuts are a quintessential sweet treat that have been enjoyed by people all over the world for generations. These fried pastries come in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes, making them a versatile snack that can be enjoyed anytime of the day.
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Get ready to indulge in some delicious traditional donuts with this easy-to-follow recipe! These fluffy treats are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth and impressing your friends and family.


Doughnuts are a quintessential sweet treat that have been enjoyed by people all over the world for generations. These fried pastries come in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes, making them a versatile snack that can be enjoyed anytime of the day.


A classic yeast-raised doughnut is made by combining flour, sugar, and yeast with warm milk and eggs. The dough is then allowed to rise before being shaped into circles and fried until golden brown. Once cooked, doughnuts can be coated in granulated sugar or powdered sugar, or glazed with a variety of flavors, such as vanilla, chocolate, or maple.


But it's not just the taste that makes doughnuts so beloved - it's the entire experience. The smell of freshly baked doughnuts wafting through the air, the sight of rows of doughnuts waiting to be devoured, and the sound of the satisfying crunch as you bite into a warm, fluffy pastry. Doughnuts are more than just a snack, they're an indulgent treat that satisfies all of your senses.



The doughnuts my grandmother made were a favourite treat when I was a child. It was my grandmother who taught me how to make delicious doughnuts, and I have always been fascinated by this process.


Today, I continue to make my grandmother's doughnuts, and they are just as delicious as I remember. Despite the simplicity of the recipe, the flavor is unmatched. These doughnuts are airy, fluffy, and coated in a snowy vanilla-powdered sugar that's utterly irresistible.


It's amazing how food can connect us to our heritage and bring back fond memories. If you're looking for a delicious and nostalgic treat, then this doughnut recipe is a must-try. I truly hope that they bring you as much happiness as they've brought me over the years.


Making these doughnuts can be a fun activity to share with loved ones, and the end result is always worth the effort. So why not whip up a batch of these scrumptious treats and relish in the comforting taste of homemade goodness?



Doughnuts are a quintessential sweet treat that have been enjoyed by people all over the world for generations. These fried pastries come in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes, making them a versatile snack that can be enjoyed anytime of the day.
Photo @Feli Chic'Cuisine
 

Prep. Time: 30 min

Rest Time: 2 h

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 2 h 45 min

Serves: 25-30

 

Ingredients
  • 500g plain flour

  • 200 ml milk

  • 50g butter

  • 10g dry yeast

  • 1 egg

  • 3 Tbsp sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • zest from 1/2 lemon

  • a pinch of salt

  • powdered sugar, to dust

  • 500 ml vegetable oil, for frying


 

Method

1. In a small bowl, combine the yeast with 50 ml warm milk, 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 1 tablespoon flour. Let it rise for 15 minutes in a warm place.


2. In a saucepan, heat the rest of the milk together with the sugar, until the sugar melt. Allow to cool - lukewarm - and add the vanilla extract.


3. In a large bowl, place the flour. Make a well in the center, then add the yeast mixture, warm milk, beaten egg, melted butter, salt and the lemon zest. Knead the dough until it is homogeneous. Add a little oil in your hand and knead for another 5 - 10 minutes, until the dough comes off the walls of the bowl. Cover with cling film or a clean tea towel, and set aside in a warm place, until it has doubled in size, about 1 to 2 hours.


4. Once the dough has doubled, place it on a floured surface and knead lightly. Divide it in half. With a rolling pin, roll out half of the dough to about 5-6 mm (1/4″) thickness. Cut with a round, sharp cookie cutter (about 7-8 cm/ 3 inch) or use a glass, and place each doughnut on a large baking paper. Let them to rest for 30 minutes.


Cook the Doughnuts

5. In a large saucepan heat the oil. Test the oil with a doughnut: if it doesn’t start frying immediately, the oil is too cold, if the doughnut turns brown right away, the oil is too hot. Adjust the heat accordingly (medium heat).


6. Carefully, drop the doughnuts into the hot oil. Fry until just golden brown on bottom, then flip and cook reverse side until golden brown. Remove with a spider strainer or metal tongs drain onto a paper towel lined baking sheet. When the doughnuts have cooled, dust them with powdered sugar.



Enjoy!


Doughnuts are a quintessential sweet treat that have been enjoyed by people all over the world for generations. These fried pastries come in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes, making them a versatile snack that can be enjoyed anytime of the day.
Photo @Feli Chic'Cuisine

Doughnuts are a quintessential sweet treat that have been enjoyed by people all over the world for generations. These fried pastries come in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes, making them a versatile snack that can be enjoyed anytime of the day.
Photo @Feli Chic'Cuisine
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