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HOMEMADE DOUGHNUTS WITH SPICY CHOCOLATE DIPPING SAUCE

HOMEMADE DOUGHNUTS WITH SPICY CHOCOLATE DIPPING SAUCE

Making homemade doughnuts is easy and really satisfying. They are just amazing straight out of the deep fryer and dipped into a warm chocolate sauce with just a hint of cayenne to give it a tiny kick. Perfect for sitting around the kitchen on a Sunday morning with coffee.

Here's what you'll need

The Dough:

  • ¾ cup hot milk
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp instant yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 4 cups all pourpose flour
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • granulted sugar (to coat)

The Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 cup 1 cup cream
  • ½ bar of dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper

Here's how

  1. in a bowl mix the dry ingredients for the dough

  2. in a cup dissolve the yeast in the warm water and set aside until it's foamy (about 5 minutes or so)

  3. in the meantime, heat up the milk and sugar over high heat and set aside until luke warm

  4. add all the wet ingredients into the flour and mix until a firm dough starts to form

  5. turn out onto a floured surface and knead well (at least 15 minutes)

  6. toss it back into the bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel and set aside until it has doubled in size (about an hour)

  7. punch it down and let it rise again (about another hour)

  8. as you're waiting you can make the sauce, heat the sauce ingredients in a double boiler until smooth and melty (about 5 minutes) and pour into a bowl ready for dipping

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  10. when you're ready, divide up the dough into 20 small balls and flatten them a bit with your hand

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  12. toss the balls into a °350 deep fryer

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  14. cook them for about 5 minutes or until golden brown (test the first one to make sure they're not raw dough in the middle)

  15. put them into a paper towel lined bowl and sprinkle granulated sugar and toss to coat them evenly

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  17. serve them up warm with the sauce...YUM!!

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