- Serves: Makes 12
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Prep Time: 15 minutes plus 1 hour prove time
- Effort: easy
- 200 ml warm milk
- pinch sugar
- 7 g packet of dried yeast
- oil, for frying
- 120 g Smash potatoes
- 220 g plain flour
- 80 g caster sugar
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- caster sugar, to dust
- cinnamon, to dust
Tips and Suggestions
Never leave hot oil unattended.
Serve doughnuts warm with a warm chocolate sauce or some strawberry jam for dunking.
1. Place the milk, pinch of sugar and yeast into a bowl and stir. Leave for 5 minutes to activate the yeast.
2. Make up 120g of mashed potato by mixing 30g of Smash and 120ml boiling water. Set aside.
3. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan so you have a depth of about 4-5cm to about 170C - when you cook the doughnuts, they need enough oil to float.
4. Measure the rest of the ingredients into a large bowl and combine with the mashed potato and milk mixture, mixing together to form a dough - you may have to add a little more flour or milk at this stage to get a dough that you can roll. Knead for a short while, then cover and leave to prove in a warm place for up to an hour.
5. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to a thickness of 2cm. Using a cutter, cut out large circles from the dough. Using a smaller cutter, remove the centre ring.
6. Carefully lower the doughnuts into the hot oil, using a fish slice to be safe. Fry for about 90 seconds on each side or until golden.
7. Arrange the caster sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl beside the pan. Once the doughnuts are cooked, lift out of the oil using a fish slice or tongs, allow to drip dry for a few seconds then toss in the sugar mix to coat.
8. Leave the doughnuts to cool slightly, then serve.
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