Donut is a dough, round in shape and tastes sweet. It’s deep fried in oil and filled with jam and topped with icing sugar.
This strawberry donut recipe is easy to make. I never wanted to make it because in my mind it’s too much work and too much oil, Lol. I was wrong with my first thought but right with the second.
It came out fluffy and the dough was soft and sweet.
Usually the dough itself is more like bread and a little heavy. The jam and the icing sugar is the sweetener in the donuts so I wanted to make sure the dough itself is also a little bit sweet.
Before you start the process I want to make sure you read my notes first.
*You need to use a deep pan, mine wasn’t deep enough there wasn’t enough oil.
My donuts touched the bottom and burned a little bit as you can see in the video, so make sure you use deep pan and more oil.
*Heat up the oil on medium heat, it’s not supposed to bubble on the surface but you should see small bubbles starting to appear at the bottom.
*Make sure each ball is smooth without any wrinkles or openings, because it can open in the frying pan once it starts bubbling big time, LOL.
The Ingredients you’ll need:
3½ cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
¼ cup vanilla yogourt (sweet) *optional, you can add vegan milk or just water
½ cup cane sugar
¼ cup oil
The first step is to pour in your bowl 1 cup lukewarm water and then on top sprinkle 1 tbsp yeast and then 1\2 cup cane sugar, now let it activate for about 10 to 15 minutes.
The second step is to add the next ingredients: 1\4 cup yogurt, 1\4 cup oil and mix.
Then add 3¼-3½ cups of all purpose flour, you want to make sure it’s not dry and not to sticky, but still a little sticky so it won’t come out dry.
Mix with a spoon until combined then start kneading your dough with your hands for around 10 minutes.
Break it into 10 pieces, with your hands roll it into a ball, as smooth as possible.
Cover it with 2 towels and let it rise for about 30 to 60 minutes.
In a deep pan heat up the oil on medium heat and wait until you start to see some small bubbles in the bottom of the pan, not on top.
Fry on both sides until browned.
If it’s your first time, make sure you split open the first one to see the insides of the doughnut just to make sure it’s ready.
I had one that wasn’t 100% ready, so I knew I needed to let it fry a little bit longer.