An ardent lover of caffeine, I refuse to live without tea and coffee at least twice a day! This recipe is about incorporating coffee in your breakfast in the most delicious manner. Donuts are lovely soft balls with filling or coating ranging from chocolate to jam. The one below is an easy recipe for golden brown donuts with a subtle coffee-kick!
1. All purpose flour- 2 cups and some more for kneading
2. Powdered/Icing sugar- 1 1/2 tablespoon
3. Melted Butter- 1/4th cup
4. Coffee powder/granule- 1/4th teaspoon
5. Warm milk- 3/4th cup
6. Instant dry yeast- 1 teaspoon
7. Vegetable oil for frying
1. Powdered/Icing sugar- 2 cups
2. Coffee powder/granule- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon
3. Solution of milk and water (1:1)- 1/2 cup
1. In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients.
2. Pour in the melted butter and mix thoroughly.
3. Slowly pour warm milk (in 3 parts) and mix with a hand beater. Do not over-mix. (Your batter should be slightly loose)
4. Sprinkle some flour on surface and start folding/kneading the dough with loose hands. (Avoid applying too much pressure, we want the dough airy)
5. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin (about 1/2 inch).
6. Using a round cookie cutter, cut out several circles from the dough and using a bottle cap cut a smaller circle right in the centre of each one.
7. Do not move the dough, cover it with clean film and leave aside to rest for about 20-30 mins and let yeast work its magic!
8. In deep dish, pour in the oil (enough for donuts to sink or float) and heat it about 180 degrees to 190 degrees. Be careful to not under heat or over heat the oil which will result in either oily or burnt donuts.
9. Gently pick the risen cut out dough and land it in the dish for frying. Keeping the flame low, turn the donut around 2-3 times to ensure a golden brown colour and take it out on paper towel.
(Sadly i could not take pictures, was too busy ensuring the right color :p)
10. Keep it aside to cool for about 10-15 mins, and repeat the process with remaining dough cut outs.
Method (Coffee Glaze):
1. In a medium sized bowl, mix together sugar and coffee. you may like to add anywhere from 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon based on how bitter you like it. I advice checking the taste before you add more than 1/2 teaspoon.
2. Gradually pour in the solution of water and milk and mix thoroughly to make the glaze. Again, you may add less or more solution depending on how runny you like it.
Once the donuts cool down a little (approx. room temperature), pour the coffee glaze on top of the donuts and let that rest for 5 min until excess glaze drips off.
Enjoy them warm or store in the refrigerator for a day and slightly re-heat before having ❤ !