Difficulty: Medium, Cook Time: 40 min, Core Ingredient: Flour, Servings: 16, Calories: 452
Description: Crispy and creamy easy to make Doughnut recipe. Garnish it with the toppings and syrups you like.
450g Plain Flour plus Extra for Worktop
2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tsp. Bicarbonate of Soda
1 Tsp. Fine Salt
2 Tbsp. Vegetable Fat
180 milliliters Buttermilk
1 Large Egg
1 Large Egg Yolk
1 Tbsp. Vanilla Essence
Vegetable Oil for Frying
Place 300g of the flour the sugar baking powder bicarbonate of soda and salt in the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on low until combined then add the vegetable fat and mix until worked in.
Whisk together the buttermilk egg, egg yolk and vanilla in a small bowl and then add to the flour mixture and beat until smooth. Beat in the remaining flour until combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 6 hours.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out to 1 cm thick. Using a round biscuit cutter cut the dough into rounds. Using a relatively small biscuit cutter cut a hole from the center of each round. Gather the scraps and re-roll the dough cutting additional doughnuts until the dough is used up.
Heat oil in a large pan to 180C. Add the Doughnuts three at a time and fry until golden on both sides turning once about 4 to 5 minutes in total. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.
When Doughnuts have cooled dip the tops in honey place on baking racks. Sprinkle nuts on top.