Thursday, August 25, 2011

Delectable Doughnut Holes: Do-It-Yourself Deliciousness . . .

Well I certainly couldn't show you yesterday's fantastic 'Coffee & Dessert Tasting Housewarming Party' and then leave you without a way to make a few of your own little round bites of yumminess.  And these sugar-glazed doughnut holes make the perfect addition to those steaming mugs of coffee that you will, of course, be serving at your next brunch!

~ 2 cups whole milk
~ 1/4 cup (1/2 stick/2 oz./56g) unsalted butter
~ 1 package active dry yeast
~ 4 cups all-purpose flour
~ 1/2 cup granulated sugar
~ Pinch of salt
~ 1 large egg
~ Vegetable oil for frying

~ 1/2 cup boiling water
~ 1 cup confectioners' sugar

Doughnut Hole Instructions:

1. Heat the milk and butter over low heat until the butter is just melted and the temperature of the mixture is between 100°F (38°C) and 105°F (40°C).

2. Combine the milk mixture and yeast in a medium bowl or standing mixer and mix on low for 30 seconds. Add 1/3 of the flour, all of the sugar, and a pinch of salt. Mix 15 seconds, until just combined. Add another 1/3 of the flour and the egg and mix another 15 seconds. Add the remaining flour and mix until the mixture begins to come away from the sides of the bowl, roughly 30 seconds. Remove the bowl from the mixer, cover with plastic wrap, and let dough rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

3. Place the dough onto a lightly dusted work surface and roll until 1/2-inch thick. Using a 1 1/2-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut dough into 48 round doughnut holes.

4.) Pour oil into a heavy-bottomed saucepan to a depth of 3 inches. Heat to 375°F (190°C). Fry doughnuts in batches until golden brown, about 45 seconds per side.

Drain on paper towels.

Glaze Instructions:

Mix 1/2 cup boiling water gradually to one cup confectioner's sugar. Dip doughnut holes deep into glaze.

Makes 48 doughnut holes.

Now you can do that, right?  And now that you are a Doughnut Diva, think of all of the fun you can have . . .

Um yes, that is a donut hole BAR.  Amazing.

Well heck, why not make a 'Hole' Cake . . .

Oh my, how much fun are all of those?  Hole-y Moley!! Photobucket

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