Saturday, January 21, 2012

Simple Glazed Donuts

*from Food For Peace by Rambhoru Devi Dasi.  my notes in italics


2 tbsp dried yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup warm water
1 cup warm milk
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp yogurt
1 tsp grated lemon peel (i usually leave this out)
3 3/4 cup flour

1. Mix milk and butter.
2. In a separate bowl mix yeast, sugar, and water.  Leave until foamy.
3. Stir in warm milk, butter, salt, yogurt, and lemon peel.
4. Knead flour into liquids until a pliable dough forms
5. Cover.  Leave for 2 hours (usually only takes about 30-60 minutes on a warm day)

1. On a floured surface, roll dough into a 1/4 inch thick slab.
2. Using a sharp-edged bowl (you can use a cookie cutter or I use a stainless cup), cut circles out all over dough.
3. Cut holes in center of rounds by pressing and twisting with a bottle-cap (i use a small water bottle cap or a film canister)
4. Place rings on a floured tray.
5. Leave 1 hour (or less depending on the temp in your kitchen)
6. Slip donuts into moderately hot ghee or oil7. Fry until golden brown.  Drain
8. In a large bowl, dip donuts in glaze.

Sugar Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
6tbsp hot water
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
*you can also add carob powder to this glaze

Creamy Glaze:
1/3 cup melted butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 vanilla essence
4-6 tbsp hot water

Carob Glaze:
1/3 cup melted butter
4 tbsp carob powder
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
4-6 tbsp hot water

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