I know its been ages since I posted. My bad. I know excuses, explanations simply wont cut it. Another heartfelt attempt to start blogging at least twice a week.
My sincere apologies for the tardiness thus far.
Last weekend, I was craving donuts. Someone at work mentioned Krispy Crème donuts and I had to have donuts. Now there is a Krispy Crème in Bangalore but there isn’t one around. And when I mean I had to have donuts – I really needed them right then and there!
But we didn’t have eggs on hand. So I searched online for soft fluffy ones without eggs. And randomly picked a recipe and decided to give it a try. After all how hard can fried dough donut be?
Here is a recipe for simple eggless fried donuts. Its yeast based so it’s not instant gratification but it was fun kneading and rolling with Varun. We both waited eagerly for the dough to rise and then shape and fry them. Patience sure isn’t a virtue in my family.
I am sure the recipe can be easily used for baked donuts, but the general consensus was that baked donuts don’t stay fresh as long. I didn’t really have to worry about that as they were all devoured while they were still warm!
Homemade Eggless Donuts Recipe
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup butter ( at room temperature)
- 1 tablespoon fresh cream (optional)
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon oil ( for kneading)
- 1/2 cup oil ( for frying)
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
1. Warm milk and dissolve sugar in it. Add yeast to the milk and set aside for 10 minutes to froth. If the yeast does not froth, discard and repeat with fresh milk and yeast.
Do not proceed with the recipe if yeast isn’t active.
2. Take all-purpose flour in a bowl, add nutmeg and salt. Mix well. Add milk and yeast mixture as well as butter and cream. Mix and knead well for about 8 – 10 minutes.
Grease your hands with oil for kneading.
The dough will be a little sticky but resist the temptation to add more flour.
Set aside to double for about 2 hours
3. Once doubled, punch, roll out till 1/2 ” thick. Cut shapes using cookie cutter or bottle caps. We made hearts and regular circular donuts and had plenty of donut holes.
5. Set aside to puff up again for 30- 45 minutes
6. Heat oil and keep it on a medium flame. Fry donuts on low to medium -low flame till golden brown,
Adjust heat so that the donuts don’t burn / brown without cooking from inside. It took me about a min to fry each.
7. Toss warm donuts in butter and cinnamon sugar.
Serve warm. Enjoy! Nom, nom!!