Donut Minis - So cute! Get creative and dip them in chocolate or icing, or just roll them in sugar & cinnamon.

Donut Minis! Everyone likes donuts and these little mini ones are just perfect for a party, buffet or movie night.
Here, Adelenne has made them and coated with cinnamon and sugar. However, you could go wild with your imagination, dipping them in melted chocolate or icing, whatever takes your fancy!
Adelenne has used Gordon Ramsay's recipe with some adjustments, to show you just how easy it is to make! So let's see how it's done!
Recipe by Gordon Ramsay and adapted by Adelenne Lee

Prep Time: 2 1/2 hrs (includes rise time)

Cook Time: 3 - 5 minutes

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Yield: maximum 50 small donuts (depends how small you make them! )

Ingredients

250g or 2 cups plain flour
55g or 1/4 cup castor sugar, plus more of rolling doughnuts in
1/2 Tablespoon dried yeast
5 teaspoons butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp salt
oil for frying
5 egg yolks, beaten
cinnamon powder

Poolish (starter)

5g or 1/2 Tablespoon dried yeast
100g or 3/4 cup plain flour
100ml or 1/2 cup warm water

Instructions

First make the poolish (starter)

From the Poolish ingredients,
1. Dissolve the dried yeast in warm water and mix in the flour.

2. Leave to rest in a warm place for about 15 mins. It will be bubbly.

When ready, from the main ingredients,

1. Mix the flour, sugar, yeast, salt together. Add the yolks, poolish and butter to a soft dough, add a bit of water if needed.

2. Knead the dough for 10-15 mins. Then place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover and leave to rise for two hours, or until doubled in size.

3. Knead the dough onto a slightly floured surface for a few seconds, then roll into small balls, smaller than a golf ball size. Leave for 10 mins before frying.

4. Heat oil in a deep saucepan or until a piece of cubed bread browns in a minute. When the oil is hot enough and the bread cube turns golden, carefully lower a few doughnuts at a time into the oil. They will sink then rise to the surface.

5. Wait till they are brown, carefully spoon some of the hot oil over to brown them evenly.

6. Drain then, while still warm, roll them in sugar mixed with a little cinnamon.

Donut Minis - So cute! Get creative and dip them in chocolate or icing, or just roll them in sugar & cinnamon.

Donut Minis
Prep Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 35 mins
 
Servings: 50 mini balls
Ingredients
  • 250 g or 2 cups plain flour
  • 55 g or 1/4 cup castor sugar plus more of rolling doughnuts in
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dried yeast
  • 5 teaspoons butter melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp salt
  • oil for frying
  • 5 egg yolks beaten
  • cinnamon powder
Poolish (starter)
  • 5 g or 1/2 Tablespoon dried yeast
  • 100 g or 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 100 ml or 1/2 cup warm water
Instructions
From the Poolish ingredients,
  1. Dissolve the dried yeast in warm water and mix in the flour.
  2. Leave to rest in a warm place for about 15 mins. It will be bubbly.
When ready, from the main ingredients,
  1. Mix the flour, sugar, yeast, salt together. Add the yolks, poolish and butter to a soft dough, add a bit of water if needed.
  2. Knead the dough for 10-15 mins. Then place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover and leave to rise for two hours, or until doubled in size.
  3. Knead the dough onto a slightly floured surface for a few seconds, then roll into small balls, smaller than a golf ball size. Leave for 10 mins before frying.
  4. Heat oil in a deep saucepan or until a piece of cubed bread browns in a minute. When the oil is hot enough and the bread cube turns golden, carefully lower a few doughnuts at a time into the oil. They will sink then rise to the surface.
  5. Wait till they are brown, carefully spoon some of the hot oil over to brown them evenly.
  6. Drain then, while still warm, roll them in sugar mixed with a little cinnamon.
Donut Minis - So cute! Get creative and dip them in chocolate or icing, or just roll them in sugar & cinnamon.

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