Its the festive season and we all love to endulge a llittle, I've got an easy sweet treat thats great to make for pop in guest, to take as a plate or as part of your christmas spread!
2/3 cups of warm milk
2 tsp yeast
Combine together and leave to ferment, while preparing the rest of ingredients.
3 1/2 cups of Plain Flour
1/2 cup of Sugar
3 Eggs (size 7)
7 tablespoons of Butter
Vegetable oil for deep frying
Brown Sugar, Icing Sugar or Cinnamon for dusting
Combine Flour, Sugar and Eggs together in a mixer and mix for 3 mins, then add the Butter and mix until combined.
Check the yeast mixture has fermented (You can tell this has happened if tiny bubbles have formed)
Slowly add yeast liquid to flour mixture while the machine is running.
Mix for 5 mins until the dough is smooth.
Cover and leave in the fridge overnight
Next day bring the dough to room temperature
Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness
Cut out 9 rounds (You can use a cookie cutter)
Leave to prove for another 1 hr or until it doubles in size.
Heat Vegetable oil to 170.c
2-3 mins on each side
Remove and sprinkle with icing sugar, cinnamon or brown sugar while hot and serve
Recommended: Try filling with Chocolate, Nutella, Berry Jam, or Fresh cream.
Recipe makes 18 medium and 30 small donuts.