Welcome to this weeks Kids in the Kitchen. This week we got around to making doughnuts, something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. We opted for the unhealthy option of frying our doughnuts, well, if it’s good enough for the Great British Bake Off! Poor Martha, didn’t she do well for such a young girl though? I’m thinking maybe Boo will be a young contestant if it’s still going in ten years time.
We made two kinds, ring doughnuts and round doughnuts which we filled with chocolate.
- 500g strong white flour
- 25g unsalted butter
- 7g fast action yeast
- 175 ml warm milk
- 85g caster sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- oil for deep frying
sift flour and salt into a bowl
rub in the butter
add yeast and sugar
make a well in the centre and stir in the eggs and milk
turn out onto a floured surface and kneed for 10 minutes.
Place in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean tea towel, leave for a couple of hours until it has risen to double the size.
Knock the dough back and roll out.
cut out ring doughnuts and shape round doughnuts
fry in hot oil for about 1 minute each side, turning with a large slotted spoon until they are golden brown. Leave on kitchen paper to drain off excess oil.
We coated the ring doughnuts with sugar and filled the round doughnuts with a chocolate cream (made by melting 200g chocolate in 100g warmed cream)
|I think maybe we did the hole in the middle of our ring doughnuts a little too big!|
|The Little Man enjoyed filling the round doughnuts with a syringe. The kids are not keen on jam so chocolate was the filling choice for these.|
So now it’s over to you, get in the kitchen with your kids and come and share what you’ve cooked, then share it with us here.