Quick and Simple Donuts recipe

Quick and Simple Donuts recipe - This simple donut recipe can be made up in advance and you can simply cut the donuts to shape and fry them before rolling them in sugar. The dough will last for a few days in the fridge if wrapped properly.

For a tasty twist on the traditional sugar-coated donut, try adding a little cinnamon to the sugar before rolling the Donut Recipes in it.

Quick and Simple Donuts recipe

* 500g plain flour
* 250ml milk
* 75g sugar
* 75g butter
* 1 egg
* 1 tsp. baking powder
* Vegetable oil to fry

Method of Preparation:
1. Sieve the flour and baking powder together into a large bowl.
2. Add the butter and rub it into the flour with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar.
3. Beat the egg into the milk, then make a well in the flour mixture and pour the milk mixture into it.
4. Mix together to form a soft dough, then put into the fridge until ready to use.
5. Roll the dough out to 1cm thick before cutting into the shapes of your choice.
6. Fry the donuts in 180C oil for around 30 seconds, then turn them over and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove from the fryer and drain on kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
7. Whilst still warm, roll in granulated sugar.

Icing sugar shouldn't really be used to roll donuts in as it is more likely to just melt into the donut; instead, use granulated sugar. A lovely idea would be to use vanilla sugar - sugar that has been stored with a vanilla pod. This recipe serves 6.