These delicious homemade soft and fluffy doughnuts are eggless and best served with chocolate glaze on top, it’s yummy and tasty, and if you had been missing out on the doughnuts then you can prepare them today. In a bowl take ¼ cup of warm milk it should not be hot then add sugar and stir well add dry yeast and give it a slight mix. Make sure the milk is warm if it is hot the yeast will not activate set it aside for 10 to 15 minutes to activate the yeast.
To a bowl add all-purpose flour, and salt, and give it a good mix add activated yeast to this flour and mix then add in water a little at a time or at ago and start to knead using your hand. Stretch and pull the dough to activate the gluten. Knead it properly on a clean counter for 10 to 15 minutes. After some time the dough will stop being sticky after 10 to 15 minutes add butter to the dough and knead it completely until the butter is incorporated.
Next, proof your dough by placing it in a lightly oiled bowl then cover it with a lid and let it rest for about 1 to 2 hours until you see that there is a double rise in the dough. Do not overdo it otherwise the yeast will lose a lot of water and the dough will not be good to use. After one and a half hours, knead the dough again for 2 minutes. Roll the dough again using a rolling pin or a thickness of almost ½ inches, using a doughnut cutter or a big lid and small lid in combination or two different cookie cutters in combination, cut out your doughnuts.
Use the parchment paper which brings the ease of putting the doughnut in the oil because you do not want to deflate the doughnut while frying. Brush it with the oil and similarly make the rest of the doughnuts until you use the entire dough. When they are ready cover and keep for 15 minutes. Drop the doughnuts into the oil (do not drop the doughnut with your hand so as not to deflate it and also splash the oil) over medium heat.
Fry the doughnuts until they are golden, if there is rapid browning lower the flame because if you fry on high flame they will cook on the outside and remain raw on the inside. Melt some dark chocolate or any chocolate of your choice. To decorate the doughnuts, melt the chocolate over a double boiler then take the doughnut and dip it in chocolate (dip one side of the doughnut).
You can also coat the doughnut with powdered sugar. Then add sprinkles on top and serve and enjoy.
- 2 cups (240 grams/ 8.5Oz) all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup (60ml) warm milk
- 3 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoon of yeast
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (118ml) water
- 1 1/2 teaspoon butter (Using Salted Butter)
- Cooking oil for frying
- Dark Chocolate or Chocolate of your choice
- Caster Sugar
- Sugar sprinkles