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Doughnuts

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Ingredients
  Strong white flour 350 Gram
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Caster sugar 75 Gram, divided (45 grams/3 tbsp for coating)
  Margarine 50 Gram
  Fast-action dried yeast 7 Gram
  Warm milk 65 Milliliter
  Warm water 65 Milliliter
  Egg 1 Large
  Vegetable oil 4 Cup (64 tbs) (to deep fry)
  Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon, ground
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Mix the 3 tablespoons of caster sugar with the ground cinnamon in a shallow dish.
2. Break the egg into a small jug and beat lightly.
3. Pour the milk and water into a small saucepan ready to warm on the hob.

MAKING
4. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl and stir in the sugar.
5. Add the margarine, rub into the flour and mix in the dried yeast.
6. Place the saucepan of milk and water on a low heat to warm (it needs to be just warm enough so that it is still comfortable to carefully put your finger in).
7. When it is warmed, remove from the heat.
8. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the beaten egg and warmed liquid.
9. Mix together to form a dough.
10. Turn the dough out on to a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes.
11. When you are satisfied that the dough is nice and soft and smooth, you need to raise it.
12. Place the dough into a clean bowl, cover with a clean tea towel or cling film in a nice warm place for about an hour to rise.
13. Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface and gently knead it again for a few moments to push out some of the air from the dough.
14. Shape the dough by cutting out circles.
15. Place the shaped dough onto a baking tray and once again cover with a clean tea towel or cling film and place it back in the warm place to allow the dough to prove.
16. Once you have knocked back the dough, lightly flour the work surface and rolling pin and roll out the dough to about 1½ cm thick.
17. Use a 7cm plain cutter to cut out circles of dough and a 4cm cutter to cut out the centres of the circles, leaving you with nice rings of yeast dough.
18. Place the rings on a lightly floured tray.
19. Cover with a clean cloth and place somewhere warm to allow to prove for about 20 minutes.
20. While the doughnuts are proving, heat the oil in a large pan or wok to around 180°C.
21. When the doughnuts have proven, very carefully lower one at a time into the oil.
22. Fry for about 2 minutes on each side until they are a light golden brown.
23. Using a slotted spoon, remove the doughnuts from the oil, drain on kitchen paper and while still hot roll in the sugar and cinnamon coating.

SERVING
24. Shake off any excess and serve the doughnuts hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2471 Calories from Fat 2058

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 233 g358.1%

Saturated Fat 31.2 g156.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 54.5 mg18.2%

Sodium 95.3 mg4%

Total Carbohydrates 90 g30.1%

Dietary Fiber 4.7 g18.9%

Sugars 20 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A 10.7% Vitamin C 0.27%

Calcium 7.8% Iron 27.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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