My son Jonathan was asking for donuts today and these are made for him. He likes it very much. DH also asked me to let him bring some to his office tomorrow.
300 gm bread flour
200 gm plain four
60 gm sugar
10 gm salt
20 gm milk powder (i use full cream milk)
1/2 tbsp baking powder
3 1/2 tsp instant yeast
2 egg yolks
280 ml cold water
50 gm butter or shortening
1. In a bowl, put in all ingredients except butter and salt. Mix to form a dough (about 2-3 mins). Add in salt and butter and continue to knead at high to medium speed. Knead for about 5 mins, do the stretch test to see if dough is ready. Flour your tabletop with some bread flour, take dough out and round it up into a ball and cover with a plastic wrap for about 1 hour to rise.
2. After 1 hr, divide dough into small portion (abt 10-15 gm per portion). Roll into a small round ball using your palm on the tabletop. For those who wants a bigger donuts instead of the mini ones, divide into bigger portion, maybe like 30 gm and do the same until you finish up all the dough. Cover it and leave it to prove for another 35 to 40 mins.
3. Hot some oil in a pot for frying the donuts, remember oil must not be too hot or else donuts will be very dark. For me as I do not want to buy donuts cutter, what I did was take a round ball of dough, poke a hole in the centre and stretch it round to form a donut shape and put in oil to fry. Fry for only a min or 2 or until golden brown. Take it out drain it and coat with castor sugar. For those who are doing the small portion type you can fry the whole round ball directly and you will have round ball ball donuts, also a hit with the kids.
For donuts you have to eat it on the same days, the donuts is so soft and nice. If you keep it overnight the sugar will melt the next day. If you want to keep overnight for the next day, I suggest you very lightly coat it with sugar so that the next day before you eat it can re-coat it again with sugar.
Chopped up 150 gm of cooking chocolate and put it into a bowl. Double-boil it and add about 80 ml of whipping cream and mix well. When chocolate is full melted, coat donuts with it. Sprinkle with whatever you like on top, it can be nuts, chocolate chips, colour sugar beads, etc.