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Baked doughnuts

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Abelbreadgallery

Baked doughnuts

Some baked doughnuts for the tea time.

This is a quite easy and fast way to make baked doughnuts at home. The formula is:

600 gr bread flour, 250 ml water or milk, 1 egg, 200 gr sugar, 12 gr salt, 110 gr butter, vanilla aroma, 50 gr sourdogh and 25 gr fresh yeast. Just mix until you get a nice dough, and let rest until doubles its size. Then drop over floured table, and flatten with the rolling pin until you get a 1cm high dough. Then cut in doughnut shape (1 cup of coffee and 1 shooter cup can help) and let ferment until doubles (2 cm thick). Then bake 9 to 10 minutes at 190ºC. The kind of glaze you use it's up to you!

 

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Filomatic

My mouth is watering.  Do you have a crumb shot?

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Abelbreadgallery

I did not have time enough to make the picture hehehehe.

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Lechem (not verified)

Can I use coconut oil as a substitute for butter? 

DesigningWoman's picture
DesigningWoman

you usually can sub coconut oil for butter, but you'll want about 20% less, since the coconut oil is all fat, whereas butter is fat + water + milk solids. At any rate, that's my rule of thumb when making cakes and pie crusts… (For once, I can answer a question!)

Bonne nuit

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Lechem (not verified)

So 110g butter @ 80% fat + 20% water/milk solids = 88g fat (coconut oil) + 22g water/milk solids.

Great stuff!

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DesigningWoman

I can't remember where I'd read that, but it works fine -- but I don't do very demanding pastries. I unfortunately don't have an unopened packet of butter in the fridge, but sometimes, it is marked. In France, I believe butter has to contain a minimum of 80% milk fat to be called butter.

Let me know how it goes, I'm tempted to make this, too -- that choco glaze made my tummy growl in the night.

PS: if you want tropical donuts, you can use coconut milk for liquid and dust your glaze with shredded/grated cocounut :-D

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Abelbreadgallery

I don't know. Maybe you can use margarine as a substitute of butter.

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Bread1965

Wow.. the shine on those chocolate donuts is sweet! What was the recipe for that? And how many donuts did it make? I loved that they're baked - maybe I'm wrong but think it's healthier! I'll buy one tomorrow and think about yours! :)

 

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Abelbreadgallery

I just melted some dark chocolate and added just a tbsp of vegetable oil for extra shine. With this recipe you can make around 10 doughnuts.

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DesigningWoman

and particularly tempting at this late hour! Thank you for sharing -- and I love your cookie cutter recommendations!

Best,

Carole

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Abelbreadgallery

Thanks. Have a nice baking day.

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syros

I think I would like to make these but want to verify about switching to dry active yeast. My good friend Abe, said 8.3g would probably be the correct amount to replace 25g fresh yeast. Can you confirm that? Also, if I don’t want to make them with the hole in the middle - will this affect baking time?

Thanks, really looking forward to trying this recipe!

Shraon

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syros

How long did it take from start to finish? Also, did you mix this in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or by hand and I’m assuming the butter was at room temperature and not melted. 

Thanks again!

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syros

Just wondering if I can make this in advance, put in fridge and take out next day to shape and bake.

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MontBaybaker

Abel, I haven't done yeast donuts before, only batter in a silicone donut pan.  Does your recipe require a pan, or once cut are they OK on a baking sheet?  Can't wait to try them.  Thanks!

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dabrownman

that look on her eye again.  She said she would kill for these doughnuts so watch out for her.  Her mom was certified slasher and killer who scared the heck out of everyone she met.