Fresh Cream Doughnuts
6&1/2 cups of cake flour
1 packet of instant yeast , 10 grams
4 teaspoons of baking powder
1 large egg
1/2 a cup of castor sugar
1&1/2 teaspoons of salt
2 tablespoons of vanilla essence
2 tablespoons of melted butter
250 ml of lukewarm water
250 ml of lukewarm milk
Mix all ingredients together to form
A soft dough . Knead for 8-10 minutes using some oil on your hands to prevent from sticking , whatever you do , do not be tempted to add more flour , this will be a big mistake . Allow to rise for one hour and 30 minutes or double in size . Keep near a warm place covered.
Knock down the dough and make small balls , long 7-8 cm and oblong shapes . Ensure that you oil your hands and your surface when doing this – Allow dough shapes to rest for a few minutes and rise a bit .
In a pot heat 1&1/2 liters of cooking oil and deep fry doughnuts till brown on a medium to high heat turning the doughnuts so it can cook and brown evenly .
Dunk in sugar syrup and , fill with sweet vanilla cream and strawberry syrup , dust with coconut , or cinnamon sugar . As seen in the picture of the doughnuts I made .
Syrup water – 3 cups of water cooked with 3 cups of sugar and 5 sticks of cinnamon . Just dunk the doughnuts once into syrup to maintain the crispy exterior .
250 ml fresh whipping cream
1 tablespoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons of icing sugar
Whip all ingredients together till stiff peaks form .