Fluffy Cinnamon Sugar Yeast Doughnuts

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So. I’ve discovered that while I’ve been baking diligently, my blogging has been…well not so diligent.  I apologize.  I’ve been making some delicious treats. I guess the reason why I haven’t really been blogging is because writing in both Japanese and English is pretty hard.  The English part is actually very easy. The Japanese not so much. But I want to continue blogging in Japanese so that my Japanese will get better.  Also I’ve been making a lot of treats that I’ve already blogged about, like kahlua cupcakes, green tea cupcakes, earl grey madelines, the usual cast of yummies.  Luckily though I’ve been testing a recipe of my mine that I will be posting soon!  Also I’ve tried my hand at making yeast doughnuts. I got the recipe from the Joy of Cooking and honestly, they are probably the BEST doughnuts I’ve ever made.  They’re soft and fluffy and wonderful.  Though since it was my first time, frying them was a little different.  The first couple came out a little too greasy for my taste, though the rest were perfect.  Also they smell heavenly. But then again when does fried dough not smell heavenly? I made these doughnuts cinnamon sugar flavored and to really make the flavors pop, I incorporated some spices into the dough as well. Additionally, I used less flour and sugar than the recipe called for, which I think make them really soft and fluffy.

So what are we waiting for? Let’s get started!

最近よくおやつを焼いてますけどほとんどブログは書いてません。ごめんなさい。その理由は二つあります。最初の理由はやっぱり日本語と英語でブログを書くのはちょっと大変だなぁ。でもこれで日本語の読み書きの勉強になるし、もっと日本語を使えるようにしたいので、頑張ります。私は4歳からアメリカンスクールに通ってたので、英語はほぼNativeなんですけど日本語はとても下手で恥ずかしいです。他の利用うは、前にもうブログしたお菓子を作っていたからです。この前のお花見桜カップケーキを作った時、前にブログした抹茶カップケーキとアルコホール入りのカルアカップケーキを作りました。桜は手ずくりfondantで作りました。でも昨日とても美味しいいイースト使用生地ドーナッツを作りました!揚げた後とてもふわふわしてて柔らかかったです。レシピはJoy of Cookingと言う料理本からとって、強力粉と砂糖の量を減らし、シナモンとナツメグを加えました。とても美味しくてによいも抜群!是非作って見てください!

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup of unsalted butter (1 stick)

-1/4 cup granulated sugar

-1 cup warm water (100 to 110ºF)

-2 1/2 tsp yeast

-3 cups of AP flour

-2 eggs

-2 tsp vanilla extract

-1/2 tsp salt

-1 tsp cinnamon

-1/4 tsp nutmeg

Topping

-1 cup granulated sugar

-1 tbsp cinnamon

材料:

-無塩バター (大さじ8)

-砂糖 (50 g)

-塩 (小さじ 1/4)

-バニラエッセンス (小さじ 2)

-卵 (2個)

-シナモン (小さじ1)

-ナツメグ (小さじ1/4)

-強力粉 (384 g)

-お湯 (250 ml 役40ºC)

-イースト (小さじ2  1/2)

仕上げ

-グラニュー糖 (200 g)

-シナモン (大さじ 1)

Directions:

  1. Mix together the warm water, yeast and one cup of flour. Whisk until there are no lumps, cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm place for about 15 to 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and mix until well combined.
  3. Mix the butter mixture with the warm flour and yeast mixture.  Add in two more cups of flour and mix until just combined.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm place until the dough triples in size. Transfer the bowl to the fridge for an hour or rest overnight.
  5. Generously dust a clean surface with flour, scrape the dough out of the bowl and dust the top with some more flour. Roll out with a rolling pin until the dough is about 3/8 inch thick. Cut out with doughnut cutters or circle cookie cutter (any kind of round object. I’ve used a drinking glass and a piping tip.)
  6. Let to dough rise again while you heat the oil to about 350 ºF. Fry the doughnuts for about 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until both sides are golden brown. Don’t over crowd the pot.
  7. Remove the doughnuts from the oil and place them on a wire rack positioned on top of a rimmed baking sheet so the oil will drip off and the doughnuts will cool.
  8. While they’re cooling mix together the sugar and the cinnamon.
  9. Roll the doughnuts in the sugar and enjoy!

作り方 

  1. 暖かい水、イーストと強力粉128gをボウルによくかき混ぜます。ボウルをしっかりラップでかぶせ、暖かい場所で15分から30分置いときます。
  2. 別のボウルに無塩バターと砂糖をよくかき混ぜます。バターと砂糖が薄い黄色になったら、卵、バニラ、シナモン、ナツメグと塩を加えよくかき混ぜます。
  3. 先に作ったイーストの生地をバターと砂糖に加えよくかき混ぜます。よく混ざった時に残りの強力粉を加え混ぜます。混ぜすぎないように注意!
  4. よく混ざったら、またラップできっちりかぶせ、暖かい場所で一時間ぐらい寝かしときます。生地が三倍ぐらい膨らみます。これで、冷蔵庫で一時間または一晩中冷やします。
  5. 強力粉を打ち、生地を1cmの太さに伸ばします。ドーナッツのカッターか普通のコップで生地を切ります。
  6. ドーナッツをもう一回休ませます。油を175ºCまで温め、ドーナッツをじっくり揚げます。
  7. 揚げたドーナッツにグラニュー糖とシナモンをかけて召し上がれ。

揚げたドーナッツは揚げた日に食べたほうが美味しいです。それ以上待つと油が回ってギトギトになる可能性があります。

It’s best to eat the doughnuts the day you fry them.  They can be fried the night before, but after 24 hours, they tend to start feeling a little greasy.

Hugs and puppies!

Mimi

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