The first thing I made back home after the holiday in US were donuts! We had been munching on these cuties almost everyday as a part of the American breakfast whether in an inn, hotel or the cruise. Even in Seattle we couldn't stop hunting for the famous Top Pot to try out these.
While on a google search, Swapna who was around in g-talk suggested to try out her method which she'd blogged.
Her recipe was fool proof ! The measurements were perfect and even a first timer like me could come out of the perfect donuts!
I could make 12 medium sized Donuts
Adapted verbatim from Swapna's Cuisine!
Yeast-1 tsp ( I used Fleischmann's active dry yeast )
Warm Milk- 1/2 cup
Dissolve sugar and yeast in warm milk and leave to rise.
Butter 1 tbsp
Sugar- 3 tsp
Egg yolk-2 nos
Oil- to deep fry
Make a dough of all the ingredients with the yeast mixture and leave on a greased tray for 1 hour, allowing it to rise to double its size.
Knead once again and roll out as thick as at least a centimeter and cut into doughnuts. Gather and knead the wastes and shape into donuts till you use up the dough. Arrange them on a greased tray leaving one inch gap in between and cover with a light kitchen towel. Keep aside for 1 hour. Let them rise.
Heat oil in a wok. Let the oil be not too hot or smoky. Very hot oil, browns the exterior and leaves the insides uncooked.
Taking care of the temperature of the oil, slide the donuts one by one carefully and deep fry. Dust with icing sugar or dip them into chocolate sauce (recipe follows) while warm.
Place cocoa, water and sugar in a small container and mix it without forming lumps. Keep it on a slow flame until it becomes thick and coats the back of a spoon.
I realised making homemade donuts are super easy.
Take my word, they never cheat coz they're simply innocent!! :)