It’s National Doughnut Day! I’ve seen on social media that a lot of chain doughnut shops in the US like Dunkin’ and Krispy Kreme are giving away free doughnuts to celebrate this day.
While we can’t enjoy the free doughnuts here, we’re making homemade doughnuts ourselves!
Fresh doughnuts are the best. They’re warm and soft inside, super yummy!
A lot of recipes call for special flour or yeast, but I’ve used this one that only calls for plain flour.
Happy Doughnut Day!
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
2 cups plain flour
Oil, for deep frying
Ground cinnamon and sugar, for coating
In a large bowl, combine the 1/2 cup of sugar, baking powder and salt.
Add eggs, milk and melted butter, mix well.
Sift in plain flour, mix the mixture gently until you have a soft dough. If it is too sticky, add a little more flour.
Cover with cling film and leave in the fridge for an hour
Remove the dough from the fridge and start heating oil in a large pot
Dust the work surface with flour. Taking half of the dough first, press it to about 1/2 inch thick, then repeat with the other half of the dough.
Use a round cookie cutter to cut out a few circles, then cut a smaller circle in the centre of each one. If you don’t have a round cookie cutter, like me, you can just turn a cup or a glass upside down. For the smaller circle in the centre, use a bottle cap 😉
Gently slide the doughnuts into the oil and deep fry for about 2-3 minutes until they turn golden brown, turn them over a few times.
Remove the doughnuts from the oil and put on kitchen paper to soak up excess oil
In another bowl, mix some sugar with ground cinnamon, and roll the doughnuts in there to coat with cinnamon sugar evenly.
Enjoy when they are fresh and warm!
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