The doughnut dreamer

Making doughnuts in the monsoon kitchen is like an... more

Put the milk and butter in a small pan and heat to melt the butter.
1/17Put the milk and butter in a small pan and heat to melt the butter.
Put the flour, yeast, salt and sugar into a large bowl.
2/17Put the flour, yeast, salt and sugar into a large bowl.
Pour in the milk/butter/egg mixture.
3/17Pour in the milk/butter/egg mixture.
Mix everything together with your hands.
4/17Mix everything together with your hands.
Make a very sticky dough. Tip the dough out onto the work surface (don’t put any flour on it).
5/17Make a very sticky dough. Tip the dough out onto the work surface (don’t put any flour on it).
Knead until the dough forms a smooth rounded dough.
6/17Knead until the dough forms a smooth rounded dough.
Slap the dough onto the work surface then fold the end that you’re holding back down over the dough on the work surface.
7/17Slap the dough onto the work surface then fold the end that you’re holding back down over the dough on the work surface.
Put your dough into a bowl; cover then leave for an hour.
8/17Put your dough into a bowl; cover then leave for an hour.
Divide into 20 pieces.
9/17Divide into 20 pieces.
Roll each one between your palms to form a smooth ball.
10/17Roll each one between your palms to form a smooth ball.
Place them, widely spaced, on a large baking tray lined with baking paper.
11/17Place them, widely spaced, on a large baking tray lined with baking paper.
To fry the doughnuts, heat the oil - about 4 inches deep – in a large pan, to about 170 degrees centigrade.
12/17To fry the doughnuts, heat the oil - about 4 inches deep – in a large pan, to about 170 degrees centigrade.
Gently put in a few doughnuts at a time – leave for 30 seconds then flip them over.
13/17Gently put in a few doughnuts at a time – leave for 30 seconds then flip them over.
Repeat this a few times until the doughnuts are rich golden brown.
14/17Repeat this a few times until the doughnuts are rich golden brown.
Take the doughnuts out and drain on kitchen paper and then roll them in the caster sugar.
15/17Take the doughnuts out and drain on kitchen paper and then roll them in the caster sugar.
When the doughnuts have cooled down, make a little slit in the sides and spoon in a teaspoon of jam.
16/17When the doughnuts have cooled down, make a little slit in the sides and spoon in a teaspoon of jam.
Doughnuts are best eaten very fresh.
17/17Doughnuts are best eaten very fresh.
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