Tuesday, 28 September 2010

a bit of disaster sourdough donuts

a bit of disaster donuts

this is what happens to a lazy person, who always find a shortcut to everything.
a bit of disaster donuts or may i say, fried dough?
i dont know why, but when i was frying the doughs (okay, lets just call them 'dough' because they are kinda nowhere near donuts) i have this warm feeling about some memory i had in Germany few years ago.
with a typical crowded tourist spot, wet windy winter and a cute fried dough seller involved. it was so random, and hazy, the memory.

a bit of disaster donuts

okay, anyway, i was in a VERY BIG donut mood. i'd kill for krispy kreme's crullers, oh my, the cakey and tender glazed cruller.
no, not french cruller, not deep fried pate a choux. apparently, krispy kreme has a different kind of crullers.
and also, i have my newly breed sourdough starter and i thought why not use the wild yeast as the leavened for my donuts plus i'll get that slight 'tang' of sourdough im crazy about.
so i went for my trusty.... google.com and searched for sourdough donuts, found many but chose the one that looked easiest.

and your lazy baker went with that one.
about one hour later... TADA! very dense donuts!
not exactly what i had in mind, very far far far aaaaway from the krispy kreme cruller i was craving.
but these fried doughs are actually NICE, its.... errr.. a fried dough.
its crispy on the outside, which is a plus for me. has a big sourdough taste, like what i hoped for.
and even nicer when they are all glazed. I LIKE!
but i'll look for different recipe next time and throw away my laziness and DO the "roll out the dough and cut using donut cutter"
and since i am still in a very big donut kick, maybe i'll make and post another donuts recipe. chocolate cake donut, hmmmmm...

a bit of disaster donuts

SOURDOUGH DONUTS (i really forgot where i got the recipe, seriously!)

1/2 cup sourdough starter
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk

1. sift the dry ingredients together. mix remaining ingredients together and add to dry mixture.
2. bring dough together gently with your hands. sprinkle some flour onto a work surface and turn dough on to it, knead it gently about 3 times to help bring the dough together.
3. (this is what i really should do instead of shaping the donuts bare-hand and singing) roll out to thickness of 2cm and cut using donut cutter.
4. heat about 8 cups of oil (just enough to deep fried the doughs) to 350 F (okay, really, who am i kidding with?! i didnt use thermometer, i didnt know the temperature, i just dump the dough in the really really really hot oil) and fry until golden brown.


1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. mix together all the ingredients and stir until smooth


Ardna said...

totally agree with the 'i didn't know the temperature' i don't have a thermometer too!

ps : you got me on Vanilla Glaze. oh dang...

SteelCityFlan said...

Chocolate cake donut? Yes. Yes please.