February. Carnival. Donuts.
Every February my house is full of Donuts. I love eating them, but also making them.
Donuts remind me of my childhood, when my grandma, and my mum were making them for the carnival season, while at the same time they were sewing me costumes for carnival. 🙂 If I could go back to that beautiful time.
The closest thing that can bring back those memories are donuts. 😉
I’m sharing this grandmas recipe that never fail me.
You will get donuts like from your favourite donut shop. 😉
500g plain flour
1 package dry yeast
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons sugar
1 vanilla sugar
2 tablespoons rum
a pinch of salt
grated lemon peel
4 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 l milk
1 l oil for frying
powdered sugar for sprinkling
Yeast dissolved in 1.5 cl of warm milk, add 1 teaspoon of sugar, cover with a cloth and leave in a warm to swell
Whisk together egg yolks, sugar, melted butter and rum
In another bowl with dough extension knead together the flour, salt, lemon peel, raised yeast and beaten eggs
Add a warm milk if necessary until a your dough is smooth and sticky
Switch to a floured surface and knead briefly with hands
Return dough to a bowl, cover with a cloth and leave in a warm place for an hour to rise
Knead dough once more, and roll out to a thickness of 1 cm
Crop circles, cover them with a cloth and leave for another 10 minutes to rise
Pour oil in a deep pot and wait until it’s completely hot (you can check whether it is hot enough by putting a piece of dough and see if bubbles appear)
Reduce slightly fire, and put donuts
You put first top side of doughnat (max 4 pcs)
Carefully follow colour (It has to be golden brown)
For the both sides you will need only a few seconds, so you have to be by the pot all the time
Try to fry on each side only once, to get a nice white border
Remove the donuts on a tray with paper towels
And most of all, be careful when placing the donuts in hot oil!!!!
When the donuts are cooled, fill them with desired filling and sprinkle with powdered sugar