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An easy fried donut recipe

Stephany Sánchez
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Fried donuts

Fried donuts are a typical dessert of American cuisine, which is very delicious and ideal for a mid-afternoon snack. Also, children usually eat it as a snack accompanied by natural or chocolate milk.

The best thing about these donuts is that you can decorate them with powdered sugar or pastry cream and sprinkles to complement their flavor. In fact, its decoration or accompaniment can vary according to taste.

Below we will explain how to make this recipe easily and provide some additional tips and recommendations to make it perfect.

Fried donuts ingredients

  • 500 grams of flour or 3 and a half cups.

  • Salt to taste.

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon of dry yeast.

  • Half a cup of sugar.

  • A cup of lukewarm water.

  • 5 tablespoons of butter.

  • Vegetable oil, necessary quantity.

  • A quarter glass of warm water.

  • Chocolate cream to decorate (optional).

  • Chocolate or colored chips (optional).

Steps for making fried donuts

Note: We will divide the brewing process into several phases for a more detailed explanation.

Preparation of the dough

  1. Add the flour to a bowl and add the salt on one edge. Next, add the eggs, butter, sugar, yeast and warm water.

  2. We immediately begin to beat the ingredients to integrate them, with the help of a paddle.

  3. Once you get a dough, it will be time to transfer it to a smooth, clean and previously floured surface. Sprinkle a little more flour on top of the dough.

  4. Knead vigorously until obtaining a homogeneous, smooth and manageable dough. You can use a trowel to integrate the dough that sticks to the surface while you knead.

  5. After about 15 minutes of vigorous kneading, the dough will remain manageable but sticky. At this time we will add a little flour in the dough and in a container where we will incorporate it.

  6. Cover the container with the dough with transparent plastic wrap or a plastic bag and make sure to cover it well to prevent air from entering it.

  7. Take the container out in the sun or let the flour rise for 30 minutes to an hour depending on the warmth of the weather. You will know that the dough is ready when it doubles in size.

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Kneading and assembling the donuts

  1. When the flour doubles or triples in size, it will be time to flour a flat surface and pour the dough over it and sprinkle a little more flour over the dough.

  2. Knead for a couple more minutes to remove air bubbles. Ideally, the kneading movements should be enveloping.

  3. Flour the surface and the dough again to begin to stretch with the help of a rolling pin until the desired thickness is obtained.

  4. With the help of a cutter, a glass or a circular piece, cut the donuts and remove the excess batter.

  5. Open the traditional donut hole with your fingers for each of the cut pieces. Try to make the hole large, because when the dough is proofed again the hole can be closed if it is too small.

  6. The donuts that are already made, place them on a floured tray or tray.

  7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 until all the dough is finished.

  8. Let the donuts rise for at least 15 minutes, covered and preferably in a warm place.

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Form the donuts

Fry the donuts

  1. Place a saucepan over medium heat and pour in enough vegetable oil. Wait for the oil to heat up to a suitable temperature to fry the donuts.

  2. Start adding the donuts one by one and being very careful not to burn yourself.

  3. When you notice that the donuts are a little golden in the lower area, it will be time to turn them.

  4. Once they are cooked and golden on both sides, remove the donuts from the pan with oil and place them on a tray or plate with absorbent paper to remove excess fat.

  5. Repeat this process with all the donuts.

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Fry the donuts

Donut decoration (optional)

  1. Add chocolate cream to a bowl.

  2. Soak the donuts with the chocolate cream and remove the excess.

  3. If you like, spread the chocolate or colored chips over the donuts.

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Donuts decoration

Recommendations and tips for perfect fried donuts

  • The best thing is that all the ingredients that you add to the dough are warm or a little hot so that the yeast activates.

  • The way to make the hole in the center of the donut is by inserting the thumb in the center, open with the rest of the fingers and then stretch by making wheel movements until the hole is the desired size.

  • After frying the donuts and when removing them, let the excess oil drain a little to transfer them to the plate.

  • You can decorate the donuts with whatever you like. A good option is chocolate cream, vanilla cream, cream, milk cream, arequipe, crushed peanuts, hazelnuts, or any other that you like.

  • Another simpler way to decorate them is by soaking them with regular refined sugar or powdered sugar and a little cinnamon. But to do this, the donut must be still hot so that the sugar sticks to the donut.

  • Store the donuts preferably in a well covered bread basket or plastic container so that they are preserved. In this way they will remain suitable for consumption for a maximum of 24 to 36 hours.

Fried donuts are a delicious dessert and ideal for a mid-afternoon snack, accompanied by coffee, milk, hot cocoa or with a fruit smoothie. Therefore, it is usually perfect for children's snacks or for a snack for a party or celebration.

That is why we urge you to try to make this recipe at home and surprise everyone with a dessert that they will surely love. Also, we recommend you share this recipe on social networks or with those who love cooking or baking.