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Cuisine: American
Food Type: Vegetarian
No of Portions: 6
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Ingredients & Prep

   250 g  self-raising flour
   125 ml  whole milk at 40'c
   50 g  butter salted melted
   1 egg large
   30 g  caster sugar
   1 pinch  nutmeg ground
   1 1/2 yeast dried
  Glaze
   120 g  icing sugar
   40 ml  double cream
   1/2 tsp  vanilla extract or cinnamon ground

Method

  Step 1
Make the starter first by adding by milk, sugar & yeast into a jug then whisk together, set aside for 20 mins until it goes frothy.
  Step 2
In a mixing bowl place the egg, butter & nutmeg & beat together add the flour mix in then add starter mixture in, mix the dough in a food mixer with the dough hook for 5 mins or use a wooden spoon for 10 mins.
  Step 3
Tip dough onto a floured worktop a knead for another 2 mins, clean mixing bowl & grease with either butter or veg oil, place dough back in & cover with either cling film with a pricked hole or a damp tea towel, set aside for 2 hour or to it doubles in size.
  Step 4
Pre-heat deep fat fryer with clean sunflower or veg oil to 160'c.
  Step 5
Knock back the dough, tip out onto a floured worktop, cut 75g pieces, form into a ball, then squash flat to about 12 mm or 1/2 inch, push your finger through the middle (oiled hands are good for this) & form a ring, place ring on floured worktop until all done.
  Step 6
Add first shaped doughnuts into the fryer in batches of 2 or 3 depending on its size, cook for 2 to 3 mins per side or until golden brown on both sides, use a slotted spoon to turn & remove when done, place cooked doughnuts on kitchen paper to soak any excess oil.
  Step 7
Mix glaze ingredients in a bowl, dip one side of the doughnut in the glaze, then place dry side down on a rack to completely cool & set for an hour or so.

Suggestion & Tips

Eat the same day. You can leave round & inject jam of choice in the middle before cooking, or mix cinnamon with caster sugar then roll hot doughnuts in to coat.
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