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How to retain moisture in yeast donuts

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sal_nieto's picture
sal_nieto

How to retain moisture in yeast donuts

I was wondering if there are bread enhancers that I could use to "extend" the moisture content in yeast donuts. The reason for asking this is because I am making my donuts in my kitchen which is located 2000Meters above sea level, the RH is in the mid 20%, and a temperature is between 25-30C.  

Any hint would be highly appreciated.

Sal

 

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PMcCool

Either cooked and mashed before mixing into the dough, or in the form of potato flour, potatoes can help baked goods stay moister, longer.  There used to be a U.S. doughnut company called Spudnuts who did just that.

Paul

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sal_nieto

Hallo PMcCool;

 

Potatoes, interesting? I heard this before but do you have any idea on the B% for the potatoes?

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PMcCool

depending on the recipe writer.  I even saw one that used 100% potatoes, no flour!  My guess for cooked, mashed potatoes would be around 25% but I haven't played with that myself, so can't offer solid advice.  You may want to google "potato doughnut recipe" and peruse through some to get a sense of the possibilities.

Paul

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FlourChild

Perhaps a sugar glaze.  Or, brush with hot melted butter and roll in granulated sugar while the donuts are still hot.  And airtight containers.  

good luck!

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sal_nieto

Hello FlourChild;

The dryness problem is after the galze. I like the airtight containers suggestion. I will make more donuts and check.

 

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Mini Oven

Try using the site search for discussion on high altitude tips.  

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sal_nieto

Good input Mini Oven. I will do more research.