Saturday, 19 April 2008

Doh!... Oh at least I tried..

I watched "The Simpsons: The Movie", and it made me crave for donuts. :-D We don't have dunkin' donuts or crispy creme here, so I wanted to try to make my own donuts. It didn't turn out as a succes, but at least I tried.. The dough turned out to be too solid and not light and soft, but heavy. At least I had fun decorating.

Mine Homer-Simpson-Donut

Sugar Coated

Chocolate with peanut

Anyone with a fool proof recip and would like to share with me?


shanshan said...

waaah sis,
Your homer-simpson-donut doesn't look too good wor..
But I like your chocolate with peanut donut XD..

I also like decorating XD.. that's why my muffins always look faa lie faa lok.. hehe


beachlover said...

I also make a donut,but afraid to coat with icing or cream.Actually I have no idea how to do it right!!Salut you at least you try:)..yum yum

QQ red apple said...

hi crystal,
your donuts looks great!!! really good job, mouth watering already..... well, I prefer the simple one which coated with sugar. sure will find time to try out for my kids!!!!

Joann said...

We like this recipe for doughnuts. They're Italian doughnuts that we used to get at the coffee shop with our capuccino. Very tasty, still our preferred Halloween treat now that we're back in the u.S.

1 slight Tbsp. yeast
1/4 c. warm water
3/4 c. milk, scalded
1/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 egg
3 1/2 to 3 3/4 c. flour
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Combine milk, shortening, sugar, and salt; cool to lukewarm. Add 1 c. flour; beat well. Add yeast and slightly beaten egg. Mix.

Add enough of remaining flour to make soft dough. Turn out on lightly floured surface; knead till smooth and satiny. (5-8 minutes) Place in greased bowl, turning once to coat surface. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise till double. Punch down; let rise again until double.

roll out dough 1/3 inch thick. Cut into 8-10 inch strips about 3/4 inch wide. Form into a circle and pinch loose ends together. Let rise till very light (30-40 minutes) Fry shortly before eating time. Place formed graffe in refrigerator overnight if to be served for breakfast.

Fry in deep, 375 degree oil until browned. Drain on paper towels. While still hot, shake in bag with granulated sugar. Serve w/ cappuccino!

this dough should be as soft as can be handled. A soft dough is easier to roll when well chilled. If oil is too hot, graffe will not be baked through. If too cool,they will be oily.

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Teri Zur said...

The fastest, easiest, and one of the tastiest donut recipes is a cheat. Buy a can of butter flake or buttermilk bisquits, the kind that are in the refrigerated section of the stores. Take them out of the can gently. Poke a hole in the center with your finger and deep fry them @350 until they are the color of donuts. Sounds just too simple to be true but YUMMM...

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