Monday, November 27, 2017

Eggless donuts

There was a time when a cup of coffee and a jam filled donut from a popular Donut chain here would make my day. The love for donuts continues into the present day. However, the chain store I like does not have a presence in the city I live in. I decided to try my hand at making these at home and found, to my surprise, that these are not at all difficult to make. A little kneading and deep frying later, you will be able to produce these perfect donuts which are bound to make people think that you spent hours slaving over a hot stove.

What you need:
Oil - for deep frying

For the donuts:
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Butter (melted) - 2 tbsp.
Sugar - 3 tbsp.
Salt - a pinch
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Instant yeast - 1 tsp
Warm Milk - 1/4 cup

For the chocolate glaze:
Chocolate chips - 1/4 cup
Butter - 1 tbsp.
Heavy cream - 1/3 cup
Mix all the ingredients for the donuts into a smooth, pliable dough and let it rest in a warm place until doubled. Once doubled, punch it down and divide into three equal balls. Roll each out into a thick circle and cut into circles using a donut cutter. If you do not have a donut cutter, you can use a cookie cutter to cut out a large circle and then use a small bottle cap to cut out the center portion to make a donut hole. Keep the donuts under a moist towel to prevent them from drying out.

Heat oil in a large pan and deep fry the donuts over a medium flame until golden brown.

The donuts can be eaten with a plain sugar glaze or with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar on top. You can also fill it with jam/jelly to make a jelly donut. I tried glazing the donuts with chocolate ganache.
To make the ganache, boil the cream over a low flame. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips. Stir in butter and keep mixing until the chocolate melts and the mixture becomes smooth and shiny.
Dip the donuts into this and set on a rack with a cookie sheet or large plate under it to catch any drips. You could also add some colorful sprinkles at this stage, while the ganache is still wet.
These taste best fresh, but will stay good for a couple of days at room temperature.

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sushma said...

Soo yummy. said...

Its a long time I haven't made doughnuts. Your post is prompting me to make some

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Those chocolate glazed donuts are just so amazing! Feel like grabbing one from the screen.

Priyakumar said...

thats great..donuts looks very tempting, shape is perfect.. with choco glaze... looks so inviting.

Pavani N said...

Oh man, those donuts look sooo yummy!!

Harini R said...

Wow! they look so professionally made.

Sapana Behl said...

I am loving these eggless donuts.

Sowmya :) said...

Such tempting donuts! Want to grab some right away!!!

Priya Suresh said...

Wish i get few donuts rite now from my lappy screen, too tempting.

vaishali sabnani said...

Beautifully made , I am drooling over these donuts and it is breakfast time ! Super yummy .

I Camp in my Kitchen said...

Sinfully delicious!! would love to grab some from the pic!!

Chef Mireille said...

oh my - look so scrumptious and I'm not even a chocolate fan :)