How to Make Donuts at Home in 5 Steps
Ask any American what’s there a favorite sweet snack, chances of their answer being a donut (also spelled doughnut) of some kind are great. Donuts are now one of the most popular teatime snacks in numerous other parts of the world as well boosted by top brands from the USA going international. The donuts are fried dough confectioneries that are usually deep friend from flour dough and are typically ring-shaped with or without a hole in the middle. Most versions of the donuts are filled with some flavoring and filling.
The ringed donut with a hole in the middle are usually not filled with fillings and has a sweet taste that is blending into the dough while the filled donut as its name suggests is filled with fillers that are often a combination of flavors like chocolate, any required fruit flavor, cream, custard or any other preferred sweet fillings. The result of the dough making, filling and frying process is a sweet, soft and tender confectionery that is perfect to be consumed on its own or with a cup of tea or coffee. We have an excellent homemade donut recipe that we will share with you below:
- All-purpose flour, 4 cups.
- Baking powder, two teaspoons.
- Salt, ¼ teaspoon.
- Whole eggs, 2.
- Granulated sugar, 1-¼ cups.
- Vanilla, one teaspoon.
- Whole milk, 2/3 cup.
- Melted butter, ¼ cup.
- Shortening or vegetable oil (as preferred) for deep-frying.
- Icing or coating as preferred.
How It’s Made:
There are several steps and separate stages, make sure to perform each of them separately and as instructed during this article for best results:
1: Prepare the Batter:
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and rest it on the side, combine eggs, vanilla and sugar in a separate bowl. Beat the eggs mixture with an electric mixer with medium speed for about 3 minutes or until it thickens up. In another bowl, combine the melted butter and milk nicely.Add flour and milk mixtures to the egg mixture one by one while still beating on low speed until everything is combined smoothly. Cover the dough and chill it for about 2 to 4 hours.
2: Roll the Dough:
Get on a smooth surface (preferably a countertop) and flour it nicely. Roll the dough to about half an inch thickness. Avoid any extra flour to stir in as it can make the donuts heavy and dry.
3: Cut the Dough:
The best practice is to get a 2-1/2-inch donut cutter and cut the dough into rings with it. Spray the cutter with flour when starting and between each cut to not let the dough stick to it.If you mixed the advised proportions, you should be able to get 16 donut cuts from the dough with 16 donut holes in them.
4: Get Frying:
Place the donut nicely and smoothly into preheated oil in a fryer using a long-handled slotted spoon. Fry for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the top surface gets golden brown while turning them only once.Remove the donuts from the oil with the slotted spoon ensuring all the oil gets rinsed out as well.Drain them further on paper towels and repeat the process for the remaining donuts until all are done and then cool them off slightly.
5: Apply the Icing or Coating:
This is optional and subject to preference. If you prepared chocolate, fruits or any other icing or coating for them, apply them while they are still warm and not completely cooled off. Glaze them as well if that’s what you prefer at this stage.When serving the prepared domestically or to a small number of people, there is no question of packaging it; however, for bakers or donut sellers who intend to sell them commercially, the quality packaging is also required. Donut Boxes Packaging by The Custom Boxes provides a perfect option that is highly protective and can come with additional options like having clear top windows or beautiful printed designs as well.