Remember these when you make a donut

When making donut dough, we can’t take a pinch of dough to make it into a spherical shape and then flattened. The best way is to grind our dough to the thickness we want, then form a donut using a mold. Don’t have donut molds? Do not worry, you can use a glass, the top of the bottle for children to drink, etc. In the meantime, you may go to Duck Donuts menu prices whenever you need some yummy and tasty donuts.

Make a hole in the donut

Some tutorials for making donuts tell us to punch a donut using your fingers. Unfortunately, these instructions did not work for me. If we cut the donut using a finger, the donut that expands when fried will close the hole again. The best way is to use donut molds. But if we don’t have donut molds, use chopsticks. Right, chopsticks! Make a hole in the donuts using chopsticks, then fried donuts with chopsticks remain in it. Turn the donut briefly in hot oil using chopsticks until the donut stops expanding, then remove the chopstick. You will get a good donut hole. Only lately I prefer to make donuts without holes because it feels more satisfied when eating it. So while the photos are donuts without holes first …

Taste and Texture

This point is closely related to recipes and techniques. The recipe that works for me is donut recipes published by the Nusantara Culinary World, namely: 500 grams of high protein flour, 2 egg yolks, 11 grams of instant yeast, 250 ml of liquid milk, 100 grams of sugar, 100 grams of butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon of baking powder.

For my small family, I always use half a recipe and without baking powder. If there is no liquid milk, I use plain water. If there are no eggs, even without eggs. I have tried both conditions. The use of milk will make the dough softer. Even without milk, the donuts produced are soft and tender even though the donuts are already cold. Butter/margarine has a big contribution to form soft donuts. If your donut fails to expand, there are two possibilities: 1. Yeast is not feasible to use, 2. The dough is less sticky.