No prove - Easy ring doughnuts recipe!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Just a quick note to tell you that I now have my own domain, so no more dot blogspot. Just Anyway onto food!

When I'm not at work on the weekends we try to spend the time with our families, usually Dion's family on a Saturday and mine on a Sunday.

So yesterday we planned to make doughnuts. We found a recipe, bought ingredients has everything ready to go and then we re-read the recipe. We had to prove the dough twice. In the words of the lady from Russel Howard's Good News "ain't nobody got time for that". So instead we decided instead of sitting around waiting for the dough to rise we would try and find a recipe for no prove doughnuts. While my tablet was loading my sister in law had found a recipe so we set to work.

Such an easy recipe to follow and the results were amazing. This is definitely my go to recipe from here on in. 

500g plain flour
250ml milk
75g caster sugar
75g butter
1 egg
1 tsp. baking powder
Sunflower oil to fry

Sieve the flour and baking powder together into a large bowl.

Add the butter and rub it into the flour with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs, then stir in the caster sugar.

Beat the egg into the milk, then make a well in the flour mixture and pour the milk mixture into it a bit at a time. You may not need to use all the dough.

Mix together to form a soft dough, then put into the fridge until ready to use. It can be used straight away. (We had a quick cuppa, and then got to work)

Roll the dough out to 1cm thick before cutting into the shapes of your choice. I used a rim of a glass and then a bottle lid to cut out the middle.

Fry the donuts in 180C oil for around 30 seconds, then turn them over and cook for another 30 seconds. 

Remove from the fryer and drain on kitchen towel to remove excess oil.

Whilst still warm, roll in caster sugar. We had some in plain sugar and some in cinnamon sugar. I preferred the cinnamon sugar. Just add a sprinkling of cinnamon to the caster sugar.

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  1. These donuts look so tasty! Will have to try making them sometime!

    1. They are so tasty. Could eat one right about now! xx

  2. I was just thinking the other day 'I wonder how you make doughnuts' and now here is my answer. They sound totally doable and I'm really tempted!! Thank you for sharing, I'm so glad I've found your blog, it's really lovely. You're very talented and it's just up my street! xxx

    1. Awww thank you so much. I was so surprised how easy these are to make and they taste amazing too! xx

  3. Hello lovely, just came across your blog and it's great - these donuts look amazing, super yummy!!

    I'm your newest follower and look forward to your next post! :)


  4. My husband wanted to buy me a doughnut maker this weekend and I turned the offer down ... after seeing these i'm somewhat wishing I had. Can't ever go wrong with a doughnut .. or three!

    1. They tasted so good, they didn't hang around long. Good thing with these you don't need a doughnut maker just a big pan of oil! :)

  5. Oh my GOSH these sound amazing, and the recipe is so crazy simple?! Definitely trying them, this week if I've got time!

    1. Thanks Rosie! They tasted so good. When my SIL found the recipe I was bit dubious but my god they are so tasty and easy to make! x


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