Thursday, May 30, 2013

Doughnuts – Eggless

   For this month’s Baking Eggless , we has to make Doughnuts. For this month’s challenge was suggested by Jayanthi ofSizzling Veggies have suggested this delicious recipes.

  A doughnut or donut is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food . Doughnuts are popular in many countries and prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries , supermarkets , food stalls.

  They are usually deep fried from a flour dough and shaped in rings or flattened spheres that sometimes contain fillings. Other types of batters can also be used and various toppings and flavorings are used for different types.

   The two most common types are the toroidal ring doughnut and the filled doughnut, a flattened sphere injected with fruit preserves , cream , custard or other sweet fillings . A small spherical piece of dough may be cooked as a doughnut hole. Other shapes include rings , balls and flattened spheres as well as ear shapes , twists and other forms . Doughnuts are also divided into cake and risen type doughnuts.
 I had seen the making of doughnuts in many television shows. Didn’t tasted before , made for the first time and tasted , it was so delicious.

  I made the ring doughnuts and doughnut holes.
  Ring doughnuts are made sing by cutting out with the doughnut cutter or with any circle shaped lid and the center cut out a hole with a bottle cap , this is used to make the doughnut holes.

  After frying , ring doughnuts are often topped with a glaze or a powder such as cinnamon or sugar.
 Doughnut holes are small spheres that are made from the dough taken from the center of ring doughnuts or made to look as if they are.
 There are also beignets , which are square doughnuts topped with powdered sugar.

  Eggless doughnuts offer a delicious , tempting dessert treat to all sweet lovers who are vegetarians. The freshly baked eggless doughnuts taste awesome and makes for an enticing evening snack dish .
  I enjoyed making these doughnuts a lot.
Makes 22 doughnuts
Requirements :
For the doughnuts :
All purpose flour / maida – 4 cup
Vanaspathi / Butter – 3 tbs
Luke warm water – 1 cup
Sugar – ¼ cup
Yogurt – ¼ cup
Active dry yeast – 2 tbs
Baking soda – a pinch
Salt – ½ tsp
Oil for frying
For chocolate Glaze :
Icing sugar – 1 ½ cup
Cocoa powder – ¼ cup
Warm water – ¼ cup or less

Method :
Add the yeast and a spoon of sugar to the Luke warm water and mix well. Let it undisturbed for 15 minutes – yeast Proofing.
In another bowl , mix the flour , sugar and salt together.

Add the proofed yeast , curd and mix well.
Knead well to make a soft smooth and elastic dough.
Add the dough to the counter and knead it for 10 minutes .
Place the dough in a bowl and cover with a cling wrap.
Let it for rise , it will take 2 hours or more.
When the dough is doubled in volume and placed in the refrigerator overnight.
Next day, deflate the dough and knead once.
Dust the kitchen counter and place the dough.
Roll out into a thickness of 1 cm and cut out into round circles, doughnut cutter. I used a lid of small container.

 I used the bottle cap to cut out the hole in the center.
 Repeat till all the dough is used up.

Arrange in the tray, cover and let it for second rise it will take an hour or more.
Heat oil in a pan , and deep fry each doughnut in medium flame till golden brown on both sides.
 I fried the doughnut holes too.

While frying the doughnuts will rise up and will be fluffy.

Chocolate icing :
 Mix the icing sugar and cocoa powder together.

Add little warm water at a time and mix well to make a thick icing.
Dip each doughnut in the icing , when the  doughnuts are still warm.

Sprinkle the colourful sprinklers on top while the glaze is still wet.
Let it dry in the rack for an hour.
 For the doughnut holes , I simply dusted the icing sugar.

Store in air tight containers and refrigerate.
Serve the round crispy doughnuts with chocolate glaze.


  1. wonderful step by step pics..and awesome donuts!!

  2. wow its really very delicious doughnuts dear sharan... well made...

  3. Donuts look simply awesome! Delicious preparation.

  4. delicious and soft looking doughnuts... yummy

  5. Very neat explanation saran...lovely doughnuts..

  6. lovely donuts ! they look so good.

  7. Tempting doughnuts. Nice clicks.

  8. Donuts looks absolutely delicious Saranya...