Recipe: Doughnut Holes
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The flavour options are endless, but these are our favourites: Chocolate Orange – dark and rich with cocoa and orange zest, Blood Orange – an adorable pink glaze that’s tangy and fruity, Vanilla Glazed – which we promise you tastes just like a Krispy Kreme doughnut, and finally Cinnamon Sugar – like a hot, fresh, sugar-dusted doughnut from the fair.
Ingredients - makes 40-45
300g Plain Flour
1 sachet (2 tsp) Instant Dried Yeast
1 pinch of salt
70g melted butter
1 large egg
30g of sugar
120ml luke warm milk
A small pan of sunflower oil for frying
1. Measure the flour into a mixer bowl and stir in the salt, sugar and yeast.
2. In a jug, warm the milk and whisk in the egg.
3. Melt the butter and add this to the jug too.
4. Gradually add the liquid to the flour, salt, sugar and yeast whilst stirring.
5. Knead for 8-10 mins – preferably in a mixer with a dough hook, it’s a soft, spoon-able dough.
6. Cover with cling film and prove for 1-2 hours until doubled in size.
7. Scoop ½ tablespoons (15g) of dough, roll into balls and place on a floured tray.
8. Dust with a little flour then cover with clingfilm and prove for 30 minutes or so.
9. Heat a small pan of sunflower oil – test it by dropping a cube of bread in, it should sizzle and brown in 20-seconds.
10. Gently drop in 4-5 dough balls at a time, they may flip over themselves, or flip them with a fork.
11. Scoop them out once they are a rich golden brown.
12. Drain on paper or a rack.
Add the flavours
Mix a small bowl of sugar with some cinnamon. Roll the hot donut holes, straight from the pan in the sugar to coat them, cool on a rack.
Mix a small bowl of icing sugar with a teaspoon of vanilla paste and a splash of milk. Dip the cooled balls in the glaze and drain on a rack.
Chocolate orange glaze
Mix a small bowl of icing sugar with a teaspoon of vanilla paste and a splash of orange juice and some orange zest and a dessert spoon of cocoa. Dip the cooled balls in the glaze and drain on a rack. You can leave out the orange and just go for chocolate.
Blood orange glaze
Mix a small bowl of icing sugar with a teaspoon of vanilla paste and some blood orange juice. You can add food colouring if you can’t find colourful oranges. Dip the cooled balls in the glaze and drain on a rack.