DOUGHNUT or DONUT - as you like it - an all time fav and you all haven't yet tried making it at home...
Doughnuts are either deep fried or baked. We will look at the baked version here.
Most countries have their own version and lots of variations .. I've given a classic doughnut recipe...
You will need:
175 gms plain flour
2tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Small pinch of nutmeg
15gms butter (unsalted) or margarine
1 tbsp oil
1tsp vanilla essence
25gms powdered sugar
2tsp hot water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg into a large bowl.
In a double boiler, melt butter and then whisking constantly add milk, sugar, egg, oil and vanilla essence. (Be careful, add each item slowly whisking constantly.)
Remove from double boiler and beat into a smooth mixture, now add the flour mix into it and mix it well into a smooth batter.
In greased doughnut tin moulds, spoon the batter.
Bake them on high for 10 mins (in a preheated oven).
Once baked, while the doughnuts are still warm, brush them with a thin syrup made from powdered sugar and hot water and then dust some sugar and nutmeg over it.
Serve as a breakfast, a tea-time snack or pour some hot chocolate syrup and serve as a dessert!!!