My family loves doughnuts. We usually make this spanish version of fried sweet potato/potato doughnuts called boñuelos. But sometimes, I also make baked doughnuts. It’s great just covered with cinnamon ans sugar but my family’s favorite are the ones dipped in vanilla glaze.
For this recipe, you will need:
30 grams melted butter
320 grams all-purpose flour
half tsp salt
1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pack of baker’s yeast
220 ml milk, warm
1 egg, lightly beaten
110 grams white sugar
1. In a cup, stir in the baker’s yeast into the rest of milk and let it rest for 5 minutes.
2. Sift together the flour, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
3. In a bowl, whisk and combine 150 ml of milk, melted butter, lightly beaten egg and sugar. Add this to yeast mixture.
4. With a wooden spoon, stir in the dry ingredients to the milk mixture. Knead with your beater with the dough hook attached. If the dough is sticky, gradually add in more flour until it does not stick anymore to the dough hook nor to the bowl. Knead with your hads for 5 minutes. Form into a ball. Thinly apply olive oil to the bowl so the dough won’t stick to it (I use a paper towel to do this) and place the dough ball in the bowl and let sit for 1 hour or so or until it has doubled its size.)
5. Roll into 1/2″ with a rolling pin. Cut with your dougnut cutter or two round cookie cutters if you don’t have one.
6. Line the cookie sheet/baking tray with parchment paper and place the dougnut pieces on it, about 1.5″-2″ apart from each other. Let it rest for 30-45 mins and cover with a clean towel. I like to let it sit in the warmer part of my house (which is the living room)
7. Pre-heat the oven at 170 degrees C.
8. Bake the doughnuts for 8-10 mins or just until it’s golden brown.
9. Cool on a rack. Dip in sugar+cinnamon or dip in vanilla glaze (recipe below) and decorate with jimmies or sprinkles.
Vanilla Glaze Recipe
You will need:
60 ml milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
250 grams sifted icing sugar
food coloring (optional)
1. Heat the milk in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minutes or just until it’s lukewarm. Stir in the vanilla extract and food coloring- Gradually add in the icing sugar, whisking while gradually adding the sugar.
2. Dip the doughnuts into the glaze and decorate with sprinkles or jimmies.
- Glazed Yeast Doughnuts (sweetrevelations.wordpress.com)
- Cinnamon Chip Scones (deliciousonadollar.com)