Home made Donuts & Berliner Recipe

Do you need something to satisfy your sweet tooth? I went for a bread baking class last week and realized how easy it is to make some fresh, home-made donuts.

  • SERVES: About 16 pieces
  • PREP: 1 Hour
  • COOK: 20 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • Bread Flour  (420 grams)
  • Caster Sugar (60 grams)
  • Salt (15 grams)
  • Instant dry yeast (15 grams)
  • Condensed milk (30 grams)
  • Water (100 grams)
  • Eggs (100 grams)
  • Unsalted butter (60 grams)
  • Sunflower oil
  • Icing sugar (optional)
  • Jam

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and knead well into smooth dough. It will be faster if you use a dough mixer instead of mixing by hand.
  2. Let it rest in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm environment for approximately 30 mins or almost double in size for first fermentation.
  3. Thereafter, roll the dough to 5mm in thickness. (Dust in some flour if the dough is too sticky.)
  4. For donut, cut out the dough with a donut cutter. For Berliner, cut it with a round cutter.
  5. Allow another 30mins for final proofing.
  6. Once double in size, fry at 160°C until golden brown. When deep frying, choose an oil with a high smoke point (peanut, grapeseed, safflower, soybean, sunflower, canola, and extra light olive oil are all good choices). Don’t use unrefined oils for deep frying, as their smoke points are much lower.
  7. Use plain, unprinted paper towels to drain the oil from the donut and berliner.
  8. Let it cool and pipe jam into the Berliner and coat the donut with sugar. If you like, you may dust the Berliner with icing sugar.

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The jam we used to pipe the berliner

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