Here’s an easy Donut recipe made with yeast.
Hope you love it!
- Wheat Flour – 6 cups
- Instant Dry Yeast – 1 Tablespoon
- Margarine or Butter – 1/2 cup
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Salt – 1/4 teaspoon
- Water – 3 cups (lukewarm)
- Vegetable Oil – 3 cups
- Put the yeast in a small bowl, add a pinch of sugar and about 2T of lukewarm water to activate the yeast.Give it at least 3 to 5 minutes until it’s bubbly & sludgy. If using instant yeast – this step is not a must.
- In a large bowl, Add the flour, sugar, salt and mix together, ( if using instant yeast, add it in at this point). Add the butter/margarine into the dry ingredients and rub them together until well mixed.
- Apply a little vegetable oil on both of your hands and grease your dough to avoid it getting dry while proofing. Proof the dough for about an hour or until double in size. You can use a proofing machine if you have one; or you can cover the bowl with a damp cloth (wet with hot water). This will create a warm & moist space for the dough to rise.
- Remove the dough from the bowl and on a floured work surface; start kneading it. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes, then divide the dough into 3 sections.
- Take each section and using a rolling pin, roll it out about 1/2 inch thickness and cut out donut pieces using a donut cutter. If you don’t have one, you could use a utensil or bowl that is a large circle and a small circle. After removing the donut pieces, roll up the left over dough into a ball and roll it out and cut out pieces again.
- Grease a baking sheet pan and place the donut pieces on it, make sure to leave enough space for the donuts to rise. Place them in a proofer or let them rise in a warm place; the second time until they are a preferred size (i.e. double in size).
- In a large frying pan or wok, heat up the vegetable oil to a medium temperature (make sure it’s not too hot, it will burn the donuts before they cook inside).
- Start frying the donuts, pick up the raw donuts one at a time with a flat floured spatula to maintain the shape.
Fry all the donuts (P/S: You can fry at least 1 or 2 minutes each side; depending on how brown you want them. Deeper color; 2 – 3 minutes each side). Place them on a tray lined with paper towels or grease-proof paper. You can also place them in a colander. Let them cool and you can serve them plain or coat them with cinnamon sugar (mix sugar – 1/2 cup & 1T of cinnamon powder). You can also glaze them with royal icing, plain Sugar glaze or Melted Chocolate.
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