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A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Everyones Favourite : Doughnuts

Atleast in my house… Yeah I am talking about doughnuts 😀


With candy balls sprinkled the way Ojas and mil love it

I had learned making them in the baking course but never made them post that, in october when daring bakers were making it I so wanted to make mine too but was just too busy with many things… so when Ojas came and told me he wants doughnuts for this party I was like why not 😀 So I made a small quantity a week before the party as a trail and it was yummy… soft and fluffy as its supposed to be… everyone in the the house loved them


With a little bit of chocolate with chocolate vermicilli as N loves it

What I used

  • 180 ml milk
  • 30 g unsalted butter
  • 14 g fresh yeast (if u are using dry yeast use only 7gm)
  • 40 ml warm water
  • 1 large egg beaten (if u don’t want to use egg replace it with 35-40 ml milk)
  • 40 g sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron strands, crushed
  • 2 tbsp milk powder
  • Oil for frying

For topping syrup

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Sugar candies, chocolate vermicilli for decoration

How I made it

  • Warm the milk just enough to a level where you can melt the butter in it, add the butter to the milk and whisk a little to melt
  • Add the saffron strands and cardamom powder to it and let it stand for sometime
  • In a separate bowl, add the sugar and yeast and pour the warm water on it. Let it stand for 10 minutes for the yeast to activate.
  • Add the activated yeast mixture, the milk mixture and the beaten egg to the bowl of your mixer and mixture at medium speed for 1 minutes using the paddle or the creaming blade
  • Add flour in two batches running the mixer at low speed when u add the flour and making it to medium speed for 1 minute after that

  • Change the blade to the kneading blade and knead on medium speed till u have a smooth dough, Please dont over knead the dough

Note : on a aside doesnt the dough pattern in this pic look lovely

  • Alternative you can knead the dough with your hands too, knead just enough to form a nice smooth dough I think it would take about 7-10 minutes
  • Make a ball of the dough and keep in a large greased bowl for raising

  • Leave it for about an hour or till it has doubled in size (mine took about 45 minutes)
  • Roll into a thickness of about 3/4 inch and cut using doughnut cutters or two concentric round cookie cutters

  • Leave for proofing in a dark place till they double in size and bounce back when u touch them. Mine took about 1.5 hours

  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry for about 30secs – 1 min on each side

  • For the topping whisk together all ingredients till just about mixed. Dip your doughnut in the liquid on one side and sprinkle one of the above toppings or any topping of your choice or eat it just like that

This is how I like it - just honey dipped

This recipe is something that I have made up by combining the best of both the daring bakers recipe and the recipe I got from my institute the doughnuts came out really really soft. And I loved the addition of cardamom and saffron that I picked up from Meeta’s version

However a word of caution if  u want to store it for a day or two store it in an airtight container without the glaze. I made it again for the party one day in advance and forgot to put in an air container and they had lost some of the softness.

And my doughnuts are off to a very cute event Dishes Starting with the name D

And also to Yeastspotting

14 comments on “Everyones Favourite : Doughnuts

  1. Smitha
    December 14, 2010

    Thanks so much Mon, for sharing this! Although I need to gather courage to make this one – I shy away from deep frying 😦 But these look too good to not try 🙂

    We go crazy at the Krispy Kreme outlets here – All three of us love dougnuts 🙂

    • monikamanchanda
      December 14, 2010

      yeah I hate deep frying too but some recipes u cant just avoid 😦

      and I think home deep fried much better than store bought deep fried

  2. Swaram
    December 14, 2010

    That pattern on the dough looks amazing indeed and so do the doughnuts 🙂

  3. Preeti
    December 14, 2010

    okay Mon… where will I get sugar candies and chocolate vermicelli? pls to be telling… same place we discussed?

  4. Preeti
    December 14, 2010

    is it possible to bake these doughnuts instead of frying them? would love to do that… just reading about frying stuff makes me put on weight….

    they look awesome btw… esp the chocolate topping ones… makes me want to come right over to your home and sit there until u make some for me….

    • monikamanchanda
      December 14, 2010

      unfortunately doughnuts cant be baked and one of the reasons I dont make them at home often 😦 I tried baking them it becomes too chewy and rubbery

      and come over preeti will make some for u 😀

  5. Deeps
    December 14, 2010

    I’m droooooling at those doughnuts Mon! I’ve been
    looking for a nice doable doughnut recipe for sometime and this one def makes me want to give it a try. The three of us here are major doughnut lovers too 🙂

    Smits, Krispy Kreme doughnuts are much relished here as well….they are yummmmmmy, ain’t they?

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  7. Krithi Karthi
    January 8, 2011

    Hi Mon this is a great step-by-step recipe.. Bookmarked..
    Can you share the recipe for Old-fashioned doughnuts.. I like those most…

  8. anu
    January 11, 2011

    Incredible looking donuts. i think the quantity of flour is missing.

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