You know when they say “the main ingredient for leavened dough is patience”? Eh, this recipe absolutely confirms that statement. If you want to eat beautiful, soft American donuts tomorrow after lunch, you’ll have to knead the dough tonight.
- Mix a bag of dry yeast in 50 ml of lukewarm water. Leave on warm to rise, about 15 minutes. Melt the butter in the hot milk and leave to cool, to be lukewarm. In a large bowl, combine water and milk and gradually add 350 g of flour. Stir with a spoon until the dough begins to separate from the sides of the bowl.
- Cover the dough with a cloth and leave at room temperature to rise overnight.
- The next day, beat the eggs with the sugar. Gradually add them to the dough, stirring constantly with a spoon. Stir until a nice, liquid mixture is formed.
- Slowly add the rest of the flour (150 g) to the mixture, stirring vigorously with a spoon.
- Cover the dough with a cloth and leave it to rise for an hour and a half.
- Shake the risen dough on a floured surface. Add a little flour and knead it so that it does not stick to your hands.
- Roll out the dough with a rolling pin.
- Using a large and small mold, take out the donuts with a hole in the middle. Combine the rest of the dough, roll it out with a rolling pin and take out the donuts again. Repeat this process until the dough is used up. From this amount of dough, about thirty donuts are obtained.
- Arrange the prepared donuts on a floured surface.
- Cover them with a cloth and let them rise for an hour.
- Fry the donuts in deep hot oil. Lower them into the oil so that the side that was lying on the table is now facing up. As soon as they are dipped in oil, close the sherpa and wait for 10 seconds. Then the underside of the donut has turned yellow, so you need to remove the lid and turn the donuts to the other side. Now leave the sherpa open until the donuts are completely fried, about 15 seconds. Do the same with each tour. Remove the finished donuts with a slotted spoon on a paper towel.
- Melt the chocolate with butter and milk in a pan, then pour it into a plate.
- Dip the donuts in the melted chocolate.
- If desired, sprinkle the donuts with colorful crumbs.
- Pour the powdered sugar into a bowl as desired, then roll a few donuts in it.