Doughnut has it's origin in England in the 18th century and it was considered a rich man's delight to have it with tea /during breakfast in mornings. Other theory says that it was introduced by the Dutch people in America where doughnut was getting popular as a snack besides apple pies, chocolate rolls. It's wonderful filling , wholesome food and taste simply delicious with tea/coffee or other beverages. Presently it's a popular item around the world and quite easily available. It's available in any confectionery store/pattissiere. But if you can prepare at home , you will enjoy a lot with your family. Let's see the method of preparation of doughnuts at home.
Ingredients: ( for 12 pieces)
White flour( 500gms.),
Eggs ( 2 pcs.),
Milk ( 1/2 ltr.),
Essence of vanilla( 1 teaspoon),
Sugar ( 2 tablespoons),
Dry yeast ( 2 teaspoons),
Baking soda ( 2 teaspoons),
White flour for sprinkle,
Icing sugar for glazing,
Oil for frying.
Equipments used for this preparation
Procedure: The procedure is a bit lengthy. It's schematically depicted in a stepwise pictorical representation.
Step 1: Warm the milk in a container for 3-4 minutes and add the dry yeast, baking soda , eggs(battered), sugar , essence of vanilla and the flour to it. Keep mixing either with your hands or an automatic mixer to make an even dough.
Step 2: Cover the dough with a moist cloth and keep it standing for 2 hrs. After two hours you will see the flour to rise. Use your hands to press and make the dough even smoother.
Step 3: Sprinkle a little flour on rolling board. Roll the dough to make a chappati like structure.
Step 4: Use two cutter, big and small to make a hole structre like the above representation.
Step 5: Heat oil in a container and release the doughs in it. Watch it rise, get a fluffy appearance and then remove the same. When it cools down the sprinkle some icing sugar on it to obtain a glazed appearance.
Place it on a tray to serve your friends, relatives. You may even store it in the fridge for a day or two , then pack it for your child's tiffin. It's a wonderful snacks item and tastes the best with coffee/tea. Feel proud to prepare such lip smacking dishes at home.