Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fried Doughnuts ( Cake Doughnuts ) ~ No yeast



Doughnuts, or donuts, are fried sweet dough. There are two major kinds of doughnuts, yeast-raised or cake doughnuts. Cake doughnuts are made from sweetened dough that is leavened with baking powder or baking soda. They are generally dense and cake-like while yeast-raised doughnuts are more lighter in texture. They can be Iced or glazed or dusted with sugar and cinnamon mixture.

As I love the fried food, they are perfect for me ... my family's favorite too! Simple ingredients & easy to make!

Fried Doughnuts ( Cake Doughnuts ) No yeast
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* Prep. Time : 2 1/2 hours
* Cook Time : 15 minutes
* Makes : 26 - 30 doughnuts, depending on the thickness

    Ingredients : 

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup sugar ( grind it to make powdered )
    • 1/8 tsp. salt
    • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
    • 1 egg
    • 4 tbsp. oil
    • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • Oil for deep frying
    • Icing sugar, for dusting

         Method : 
        • Sift flour and baking powder in a large bowl.
        • Add sugar and salt and mix.
        • In another bowl, lightly beat egg and mix oil & vanilla.
        • Mix the egg mixture in the flour mixture until crumbly.
        • Stir in milk, little at a time. Mix together till well combined & smooth (If the dough is sticky, add some flour).
        • Form into a ball and cover with plastic wrap.
        • Leave the dough at room temperature for about 2 hours.
        • On a floured surface, roll out the dough and cut out using a doughnut cutter. 
        • Heat oil in a deep-fryer.
        • Fry doughnuts, in batches, in the hot oil about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
        • Remove from oil and drain on paper towel.
        • While doughnuts are still warm, dust / coat with Icing sugar or cinnamon-sugar mixture, if you like.
        • Enjoy with tea or coffee.


          Note :
          • My family like it plain, without glaze or dusting of Icing sugar. So to make this sweet, mostly I increase the amount of sugar up to 3/4 cup. I wonder why the dough is supposed to rest for a long time as it is leavened with baking powder, but I always follow this method. 
          Here is another recipe for cake donuts : Chocolate Coated Cake Doughnuts (No Yeast)

          Linking this to Savory Sunday at The Sweet Details by Amanda


          Linking this to Serve It - Fried , started by hosted this month by Denny


          Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

          49 comments :

          1. This is really very nice. My Hubby loves doughnuts and I will try this.

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          2. Looks superb,beautiful shape and perfectly done.

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          3. I simply love doughnuts. Has come out beautifully.

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          4. looks swell- our family fav too !

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          5. Lovely and cute,looks so delicious..thanks for sharing dear.

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          6. Cute and yummy looking doughnuts... Would make a yummy evening snack...

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          7. Wow! looks yummy..feel like having one rite now!
            Sunanda's Kitchen

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          8. Delicious and tempting doughnuts

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          9. I like them plain too.... with a cuppa... perfect tea break!

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          10. Donuts looks so cute and perfect dear.

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          11. Yummie, your donuts look so good, I haven't had donuts for a long time...beautifully done. Hope you are having a great week Ambreen :-)

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          12. cute and wonderful doughnuts !! pretty shape !!

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          13. wow..doughnuts..I love them!first time at your space,glad to follow you :-)
            visit my blog and follow if you like
            http://juls-tryntaste.blogspot.com/

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          14. Dough-nuts are there in my to-do list for a real long time.Thanks for the recipe.Its very simple and the result looks yummmmm!:P :P:)

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          15. Fabulous doughnuts,looking delish.

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          16. I would like to thank you all for being so supportive! Thank you so much :)

            Welcome Julie & keep visiting :)

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          17. Yummy looking doughnuts! First time to your space.
            Do visit mine when time permits. Thanks

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          18. Feel like having some doughnuts, super irresistible..

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          19. looks so good! I am sure going to try this.

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          20. Hi thanks a lot for visiting my space and for the lovely thought....you have a wonderful space and I loved going through ...I have a lot to learn from here..once again thanks a lot for visiting me otherwise I wouldn't be here....keep visiting.

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          21. Thank you so much everyone. Hope you give them a try ... Let me know how they turned out :)

            Thank you Nisa for visiting. Thank you so much for your nice words about my recipes.

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          22. simply lovely...love your presentation..
            Tasty Appetite

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          23. These donuts look delicious!!!!!!

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          24. Thank you Jay, Vardhini & Eftychia for stopping by & leaving nice comments :)

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          25. wao..yummy..i wish i can cook as yours :)

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          26. Thank you Khadija. Hope you will try it someday ... they are very easy to make :)

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          27. Thank you South Indian Home for stopping by. Glad you like them :)

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          28. hi ambreen... came to know abt ut blog via khadija's blog. really like it, very well explaiend and ur recipies look really yummy. i am a bad cook and would definatly try some of ur recipies...

            I am ur new follower.

            thx for sharing.

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          29. Welcome Irum. Thanks for visiting & joining as a follower. Glad you liked my recipes :)

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          30. Hi,

            I made the doughnuts and came out of fryer looking lovely however they were quite
            dense/tough in the middle and lacking flavor? I was dissapointed because they looked
            delicious!! Could you tell me what i'm doing wrong as i really want to have another go :)

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            1. Sorry to hear that it didn’t work for you. The homemade doughnuts texture is dense & slightly dry than the commercially made variety. The reason is that their dough is more like a thick cake batter and a special machine is used to drop the batter right into the hot oil.
              Maybe, you have overcooked them a little. Also, too much kneading the dough can make them tough. You should try rolling them thick next time and increase the vanilla up to 1 tsp. Hope this works :)

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          31. I'm going to give this recipe to try in my cooking class! Thanks :D

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          32. OH MY GOSH!!! This recipe was delicious!!! Thnx!

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          33. Ooh it tastes great! Thank youu! Perfect for my friends, but how long can we keep it before it spoils?

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          34. Ooh it tastes great, thank youu! It s perfect for my friends, but how long can we keep them before they spoil?

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          35. Ooh it tastes great! Thank youu! Perfect for my friends, but how long can we keep it before it spoils?

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          37. Just tried the recipe waiting on the dough can't wait to taste the outcome...I'm young and new to cooking I love seeing and trying new recipes posted online I think I will look for more that u have to share!! Thanx!!

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            1. Thank you Meka for your visit & kind words. Let me know how it turns out for you :)

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            2. They were ABSOLUTELY DELISH!! My in-laws loved them!!! I actually put butter on them after I took them out the oil and wat a flavor!!! Thanx so much!!

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            3. Thank you Meka, I'm so glad to hear positive feedback :)

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          Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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