Donuts are not a difficult thing to make. Why buy them when you can make your own? They’re going to be fresher, tastier, and you’ll have the satisfaction of making them yourself! Here’s my donut recipe.
30g of active yeast
50g of sugar
300g of flour
2 egg yolks
Half a glass of warm milk
Pinch of salt.
Toppings of your choice.- I used melted chocolate and icing sugar-lemon glaze with sprinkles.
Warm up some milk and let it cool down slightly. Put the yeast in and stir until it disolves.add a pinch of sugar and let the yeast work. The mixture should double or even tripple its size and bubble up. That’s how you know the yeast is alive.
Cream egg yolks with sugar and salt until pale, creamy and fluffy. (best if you use a mixer).
Add the flour and mix through, add the yeast and combine well. Let it sit under some cling film, in a warm, dark spot for about 30 min. then the dough will double its size.
Heat up a big pot with some vegetable oil in it. While it’s heating up, take handfuls of dough and roll balls, make a hole in them using your finger. When the oil is hot, throw the donuts in and let them brown off. It’ll only take 2-3 minutes. Drain them off on a paper towel, when they’re cooled you can dip them in melted chocolate and sprinkles or dip them in a simple powder sugar-lemon glaze ( mix 4 tbsp of powder sugar and 2 tbsp of lemon juice). Good luck 🙂
TIP: you could make your donuts with no hole in them. just fry them as little balls. they’ll puff up, and once you drained them off and they’ve cooled- you can use a piping bag to pipe some jam inside 🙂