These old fashioned crispy round donuts are delicious and you can adjust the recipe according to the number of your serving. Start by adding lukewarm milk into a mixing bowl then sprinkle yeat on top and in about 4 to 5 minutes, little bubbles will start to form on the surface then add the eggs, lemon zest, sugar, and salt, flour and butter. Place the bowl on a stand mixer with the hook attachment and knead the dough for about 10 minutes or until it forms a smooth lightly tacky dough that pulls away from the sides of the bowl. If for some reason your dough is too wet, just add some flour a teaspoon at a time until it reaches the proper consistency.
- 1/2 cup (130ml) Milk
- 1 tsp/4g Dry Yeast
- Eggs – 1 each + 1 yolk/75g total weight
- Lemon Zest – from 1 lemon
- Granulated Sugar – 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp/20g
- Kosher Salt – 1/2 tsp/5g
- 2 Cups (2 Tbsp/285g) All-purpose flour
- 14g/.5oz Butter
- Frying Oil (enough to fill the pot halfway)
- Ground Cinnamon – 1 tsp
- Granulated Sugar – 2 Cups
- Sugar – 100 grams (1/2 cup)
- Vanilla Bean – 1 each
- 1 1/2 Cup (12 fl. oz.) Milk
- 33 grams (1/4 cup) Cornstarch
- Egg Yolks – 3 each
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 14 grams (1 tbsp) Cold Butter
- Add lukewarm milk to a mixing bowl and sprinkle your yeast on top. In 4 to 5 minutes little bubbles will start to form on the surface. Once this happens add your eggs, lemon zest, sugar, salt, flour, and butter.
- Knead the ingredients for 10 minutes or until they form a smooth, tacky dough that pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
- Turn the dough onto a flat surface. Use both hands to work it into a nice compact ball.
- Once you formed a ball, place it in a lightly greased bowl covered with plastic film. Let the dough rest for an hour to an hour and a half or until it’s doubled in size.
- Use a pastry cutter or knife to cut chunks of dough equal to the calculated weight. Work it in a circular motion between the flat work surface and the palm of your hand until a compact ball is formed.
- Place each donut on a parchment paper-lined and flowered sheet tray, then cover them with plastic film. Let the dough rise again until doubled in size.
- Place the frying oil into an appropriate size pot and heat it to 350 degrees. Once your little donuts have doubled in size add them one-by-one to the hot oil and fry them for about 4 minutes until golden brown.
- Dust the doughnuts with some cinnamon and sugar then fill with your favorite filling and serve.