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Chocolate doughnuts Recipe

Ingredients for pieces


    For the batter
  • Strong white bread flour : 500 g
  • Dried yeast : 10 g
  • Maldon salt : 7 g
  • Caster sugar : 40 g
  • Unsalted butter : 60 g
  • Whole egg(s) : 2 whole
Method
  • 1

    Add the flour, yeast, salt and caster sugar to the bowl of a food processor. Attach the dough hook and mix at a low speed to combine the dry ingredients. Cut the cold butter into dice and add them to the mixture, mixing until fine breadcrumbs are formed.

  • 2

    Whisk together the milk and the egg and then add to the mixture. Increased the speed of the food processor until it is on maximum and work for a few minutes. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and rest for 10 minutes.

  • 3

    Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for a minute or 2 before forming a ball and placing it back in the bowl. Cover again and rest for 1 hour until doubled in size.

  • 4

    Take the dough out of the bowl and very gently roll the dough to a thickness of 1cm. You can do this gently with your hands or use a rolling pin. Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise again for half an hour. Use a cutter to cut rounds out of the dough and then use a small ring to stamp out a hole in the middle and form rings.

  • 5

    Deep fry the doughnuts at 190'C for 1 minute on each side. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on some kitchen paper to remove any excess oil. Cook only a few doughnuts at a time to avoid overcrowding the pan.

  • 6

    Place a bowl of chocolate over a pan of simmering water and allow to melt. This is called a bain marie and stops the chocolate burning through being in direct contact with the heat.

  • 7

    Dip the doughnuts in the chocolate so only one side is covered and put on a cooling rack to allow any excess to drip off. Place the cooling rack in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set for 5 minutes before enjoying.

Chef's tip

«Try using milk chocolate or white chocolate as well. The cooking time will depend on the size of the doughnuts - larger ones may need a couple of minutes on each side.»

Homemade ring doughnuts dipped in melted dark chocolate. A delicious snack or dessert.

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  • Preparation  10mins
  • Cooking time  2mins
  • Rest time  1hr

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