I had a recipe for doughnuts that comes with a long story for another time. Anyway, this isn't it.
This is easy and yummy but I will definitely have to be sharing the other one with you at some point!
3 tbsp fresh yeast
1/2 cup caster sugar
150ml water, warmed
1kg plain flour, plus extra for dusting
1 tsp salt
1 free-range egg, beaten
3 tbsp vanilla essence
2 bottles canola oil, for deep-frying
1 carrot, chopped (for frying, to reduce dirt in oil)
Jam of your choice
Dissolve the yeast in 5 tbsp of warm water and 1 tsp of sugar. Cover and wait 15 minutes.
In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together. Create a well in the centre and pour in all the wet ingredients. Kneed together until you have a firm dough. Roll your dough out and separate into balls (they will rise and expand when frying so not too big!). Flatten the slightly and spread them out on a baking sheet. Leave for at least 30 minutes.
Bring your oil to the boil for deep-frying and put the carrot into the pan. Turn the heat down to low and start placing your dough balls into the oil. You should be able to do a few at the same time, Wait till one side is golden and then flip over. Repeat with all of the dough.
When the doughnuts have cooled, take a syringe and inject the jam of your choice into the doughnuts. Inject until jam starts seeping out (no one likes a jamless doughnut!!)
Finally, roll in sugar and share with all of your family and friends. Nobody needs to keep 30 doughnuts all for themselves! :)
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