Easy Black Forest Donut with Chocolate Frosting
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Serves: 30
  • 4 teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup of lukewarm water
  • 1 cup oflukewarm milk
  • 3 tablespoons of superfine caster sugar
  • 100 g of melted butter
  • 4¼ cups of plain flour
  • 3 medium eggs
  • vegetable oil for deep-frying
  1. Put the yeast, the water, the milk along with the 1 tablespoon of sugar into a bowl and then set aside for 10 minutes. The mixture should start to foam, indicating that your yeast is active.
  2. Add the flour, the butter, the eggs and the remaining sugar to the yeast mixture and then mix using a butter knife until a sticky dough forms.
  3. Bring the dough together by gently kneading using your hands on a lightly floured surface.
  4. Place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover over with a tea towel and then set aside in a warm place for about 45 minutes or until it is doubled in size.
  5. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 5 minutes or until it feels smooth and elastic when pressed.
  6. Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface until about 1 cm thick. Cut into 8 cm rounds using a cutter. optionally Cut a 3.5 cm hole in the middle of the rounds.*
  7. Place on a tray lined with non-stick baking paper, cover with a tea towel and set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes or until risen.
  8. Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over a medium - low heat. Cook the doughnuts a few at a time for about 1 minute each side or until golden.
  9. Drain briefly onto paper towels.
Recipe by Appetizer Girl at https://appetizergirl.com/desserts/easy-black-forest-donut-with-chocolate-frosting