Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Go Nuts For Doughnuts- Daring Bakers Challenge For October 2010

  


This is my successful third month with Daring Bakers. I never expected I would be able to complete three challenges with Daring Bakers. I know there are some brilliant bakers who have been baking with Daring Bakers for years completing so many delicious challenges but for me three itself makes happy ( Alhamdulillah). 


 This month our challenge is by Lori of  Butter Me Up.  She challenged us to make doughnuts. A person with sweet tooth will definitely go nut for doughnuts. We were given two options one with yeast and the other one is old fashioned buttermilk doughnuts. Since I had everything available for yeast doughnuts, I went for the yeast option. We were also given other options to change the flavour and shape of the doughnuts. I just used the traditional one , I dint go for any additional flavours or  shape. Actually I dint have the regular doughnut cutters, so I used a glass for the bigger round and and small cap of the bottle for the small round.


 Since doughnuts are my favourite which I always enjoy from a bakery, these freshly home made doughnuts are simply irresistible. There is something really special when it's fresh and homemade...


Ingredients:
Dough:
White bread flour- 400 g /  16 oz
Wholemeal flour- 250 g / 10 oz
Dried yeast- 14 g/ 6 tsp
Warm water- 80 ml/ 1/3 cup
Milk- 300 ml/ 1.5 cup
Eggs- 2
Sugar- 50 g/ 2 oz
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Butter- 70 g/ 3 oz
Nutmeg- 1/2 tsp grated
For the icing:
For the vanilla glaze:
Icing sugar- 250 g/ 10 oz
Warm water- 1 tbsp
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
Pink colouring- a pinch
Sugar sprinkles( optional)
For the chocolate glaze:
Plain chocolate- 50 g / 2 oz
Butter- 1/2 tbsp
Icing Sugar- 150 g / 6 oz
For sugar doughnuts:
Sugar- 1/2 cup
Cinnamon powder- 1 tsp( optional)

Oil for deep frying

Method:
Prepare the dough:
Sift the flour in a large bowl, add the sugar, yeast and salt mix well. Heat the milk, add the butter to the warm milk and mix well until the butter  gets completely melted. Add the eggs to the flour mixture, add the warm water and milk mixture. Beat with the electric beater fixed with dough hook until you get a smooth dough.
 Place the dough in a clean oiled bowl and cover with a cling film allow it to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Prepare the doughnuts:
Once the dough has risen knock the air back. Divide the dough into two equal halves. Roll out the dough into 9mm thickness. Cut the doughnuts using a doughnut cutter. I used a glass and small cap of bottle to cut the circles.

 Place the doughnuts in a tray, cover loosely with a cling film and allow it to rise for another 30 minutes or until it looks puffed up.
 Heat the oil in a skillet or whichever pan you use for deep frying would be good. Drop the doughnuts one by one and deep fry it until reaches a golden brown in colour.

Prepare the glaze:
For the glaze:




Vanilla glaze
Sift the icing sugar in a bowl, add the extract and hot water, mix well. Pour the glaze on top of the doughnuts, or dip the doughnuts in icing.
For colouring, add a drop of colouring to the icing.
Use any sprinkles of your choice.
Chocolate Glaze:
Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl sitting on top of pan of simmering water. Stir until the chocolate and butter gets completely melted.
Remove the bowl from water. Add the sifted icing sugar and mix well without any lumps. Dip the doughnuts in the icing and sprinkle with sugar sprinkles or chocolate or chopped nuts.
For Sugar Doughnuts:

Mix the sugar and cinnamon powder together. Roll the doughnuts in cinnamon sugar.


Have fun in making the doughnuts and enjoy the doughnuts.

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This recipe goes to Yeastspotting.















39 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

These doughnuts look great! I am going to have some tea and how I wish taste one of these doughnuts!

Jaisy James said...

wow looks yummy n loved ur presentation

Priya Sreeram said...

Ayeesha the doughnut rocks and how! wow- lip smacking, droolworthy and lip smacking!!!!! superb

Uma said...

cute doughnuts.. loved the pink ones..

Ms.Chitchat said...

I love doughnuts and urs look picture perfect.

girlichef said...

Wow! Your doughnuts are fabulous :D

nandini said...

Gorgeous!!. Floored by the assortment of pretty looking donuts!. Great job!.

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious irresistible doughnuts..that pink glaze looks so good...feel like grabbing one..

Dimah said...

These look so beautiful and delicious!

veena krishnakumar said...

wow Ayeesha!!!!! they look so so so good and once again lovely pics!!!!!

Raina said...

Oh wow! These look incredibly delicious. I love donuts and have always wanted to try making them at home. I have been wanting to joint Daring Bakers too. Great job. They are gorgeous:)

Nitha said...

Thats a lovely box of doughnuts Ayesha...

Satya said...

wow dear those donuts looks awesome ....love the way u made them ,present them ...yummy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Priya said...

Irresistible doughnuts, looks absolutely divine..

Biny Anoop said...

Most of the time the things i consider the toughest happen to be the most simple....thesee doughnuts are the perfect example...u did it soooo effortlessly....great presentation of urs...looks like a jewel.
Biny

Anncoo said...

Oh..I love doughnuts and the doughnuts here make me hungry ;D

Kurinji said...

Wow my favorite. Looks yummy...

aipi said...

whoo..perfect doughnuts..love the cute pink ones:)

US Masala

Torviewtoronto said...

you have used beautiful colours wanting to make doughnut for a while every time we crave we just run out and buy I have become a little lazy :)

Sushma Mallya said...

so professional...yummy doughnuts..you have done an excellent job...

Sayantani said...

awesome work Ayeesha.

simply.food said...

wow fantastic clicks , your doughnuts look awesome.Really cute and very pretty.

kothiyavunu.com said...

Awesome doughnut dear and great presentation..doughnuts are hubby fav..so bookmarking this..will try to do it..btw i am glad u liked vellayappam and thx for trying from my space and letting me know that..

Ananda Rajashekar said...

i was jwondering how will I manage without donut cutter? fantastic idea :) and pretty looking donut :D

G.Pavani said...

oh! looks yummy n like to grab the box..

Amritha Kalyani said...

woowwwww.. fantastic... great work ya...my god.. doughnuts look perfect .. very cute..

Shalini said...

amazing lip smacking doughnuts:)

Reshmi Ahmed said...

beautiful doughnuts !
just wondering to give this a try this weekend....any idea at what temp should we bake them in oven ?

Tamanna said...

oh my goodness....those are some cute and pretttyyy and yummy donuts! love the variety =)

NIDHYA said...

Irresistible doughnuts..lovely presentation..

Aaha Oho

Divya Vikram said...

Donuts look pretty in pink :) Lovely photos.

Rachel said...

You sure enjoyed making these. they all look wonderful.

Suhaina said...

my son saw these doughnuts and he said that he wants all of them... now I am in big trouble.. hehehe..

Suhaina said...

doughnuts look wonderful dear.. i love the colours and the way u have presented them. simply remarkable.
wonderful clicks too.

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Do Nuts look great.

An Open Book said...

looks delish

Reshmi said...

woww yummylecious doughnuts...i became such a fan of it...i hve bookmarked this n will try it soon...

Happy Cook said...

You have such a delicous and beautiful blog, The doughnuts look absloutley delish.

Mahi said...

was searching a recipe for doughnuts! thanks for sharing.

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