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Perfect Homemade Doughnuts

When it comes to homemade doughnuts, this right here is that Daddy of all recipes. Light, moist and altogether more easy to make than you’d ever think – these doughnuts are pure perfection! Making dough may seem like a slow process but some things really are worth waiting for.

I remember on an episode of The Great British Bake off where the contestants had to make doughnuts for the technical challenge. The one thing that stuck in my mind was Paul Hollywood saying, “The main thing I’m looking for is a white ring around the middle. It’s the sign of a good doughnut.”

I was aiming for that elusive white ring… and guess what? I got it! Actually incredibly proud of myself – they came out far better than I’d hoped! It also turns out – they’re not really that difficult to make. Win

Ingredients :

  • 200g Cake Flour
  • 125g White Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 50g Melted Butter
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1 Large Egg

Directions :

1. Oven: Preheat oven to 180 C and prepare doughnut pans by spraying with non-stick spray. Doughnut maker: Preheat the doughnut maker for 5 minutes prior to baking the doughnuts.

2. In a large bowl, add the cake flour, white sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix the dry ingredients together using a whisk.

3. Add milk, melted butter, vanilla essence, and the egg to the dry ingredients and whisk together until well combined. The batter should be thick and smooth.

4. Add batter to doughnut pans or doughnut maker and bake for either 15 minutes in the oven or 3 minutes in the doughnut maker. The doughnut should be golden brown.

5. Allow cooling before decorating.

6. For Cinnamon-Sugar coating: Mix together ½ Cup of White Sugar with ½ Tsp Ground Cinnamon, and add the cinnamon mixture to a bowl. In a second bowl, melt 50g Butter. Dip the doughnut in the butter then into the Cinnamon-Sugar, then allow to dry.