This baked donuts are perfect even the day after, are very soft and lighter respect of the fried version. To make them softener I substituted milk with buttermilk. Here is the recipe. Perfect also for Carnival.
Ingredients for about 20 donuts:
1 egg at room temperature
225 ml buttermilk
300 g strong flour
150 g all purpose flour
60 g caster sugar
7 g organic dry yeast
100 g butter at room temperature
2 tbs vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt
how to make:
Sift the flour with baking powder. Mix in the food processor the following ingredients: the egg, slightly beaten, salt, vanilla, buttermilk, sugar and add 2/3 of the flour little at a time; mix until the batter is homogeneous.
|The leavened dough|
Add gradually the butter cut into chunks and continue to knead until it is well absorbed (it took me 10 minutes at medium-high speed). Add the remaining flour and knead a few minutes. Let rise for about 1 hour in a lightly greased bowl and cover with a damp cloth.
After this time roll out the dough and engrave it with two pastry rings. Arrange the bagels well spaced on a parchement paper, cover with plastic wrap and let rise 30 minutes more.
Bake at 200° for about 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush them with melted butter. Roll them on caster sugar.