JL Donuts...

New donut branch in Singapore again? Must be an imitation to JC Donuts! Heehee... JL is none other than... moi! My initial is JL. One fine day, I told my son I wanted to bake donuts. He said he wanted Oreo donuts. Spread the donuts with cream, then put crushed oreos on it. Yummy. I thought that sounds good. I would like to have one too! Hesitated for quite a while. I simply refused to fried the donuts. They will be nice, but it'll be a lot of oil wasted. In the end, I didn't bake them because I couldn't get my hands on baked donuts recipes. *haiz*

Initially, on Saturday morning, I wanted to bake the Rosemary & Garlic Focaccias. However, I woke up feeling really unwell & giddy. I was quite disappointed as I would be unable to bake. Subsequently, I rested in the morning. Feeling much better, I decided to have my first attempt at donuts. The recipe from Chocolate Galore seems really easy. It's for deep-frying, but I decided to try to bake it instead. I must say, I'm quite happy with the baked donuts! They are really soft. Although it's not as nice as the deep-fried donuts, I knew I can eat without much guilt! ;)

As I didn't have Oreo, I just frost it with whatever ingredients I have. They are: Freshly Grated Coconuts, Pandan Kaya, Chocolate Rice, Rainbow Rice, Chocolate & Walnuts and Chocolate & Strawberry Jams. I like the fresh coconut dounuts. It's very rich & nice!



I'll share the recipe with you.
Extracted from Chocolate Galore by Caroline Barty, (modified by me).
Ingredients:
Makes 8 Donuts (I made into 21 small donuts)
225g plain flour
7g instant yeast
pinch of salt
50g caster sugar
24g butter
150ml milk
2 egg yolks
oil, for deep-frying (if you want to fry)

Method:
1. Mix the flour with the yeast and salt. Add the caster sugar, then rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
2. Heat the milk until it is warm. Whisk in the egg yolks, then add the liquid to the flour. Mix to form a soft dough. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and leave in a warm place for about an hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
3. Knock back the dough on a well-floured surface for 5-10mins. Roll out the dough to 1cm thick and stampout rounds with a plain pastry cutter. Make a hole in the middle of each round with your finger. Place the doughnuts in a greased tray and leave to double in size.
4a. Deep-fry the doughnts in hot oil for about 5 mins or until they are golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper and leave to cool. Or,
4b. Bake it in the oven at 200C for about 8-10mins, or until they turned brown. Remove from the tray immediately.
5. When cooled, frost it anyway you like.


Also sharing my Friday's bake: Checkered Cake.


Saturday's instant fun: Popcorns with salted buttery sauce!
Popcorns are very easy to make. Just buy the corn seeds from supermarket, pop them into the microwave and see them pop! Then melt salted butter in the microwave and pour it over the popcorns! They give...simple pleasures! Cheap & good & satisfying! Who says popcorns are for movie-goers only?


7 comments:

thecoffeesnob said...
November 18, 2008 at 1:36 AM

Those donuts look sooo good! I'm not a fan of donuts but i have to say of all the donuts i've tried, J.Co definitely comes up tops.

The checkered cake looks perfect- it doesn't look like it's doable in a home kitchen at all!

Passionate About Baking said...
November 18, 2008 at 7:59 AM

Hi Laureen,
Thank you very much! That was a big hat you're letting me wear! Hahaha...Oh yes, J.Co donuts is really good. Mine is not even half as good! ;)
Of course the checkered cake is done in a home kitchen. It's actually very simple. Take different sizes of cutter, just cut them out, then arrange them alternatively, and Woala! You'll have a checkered cake! :)

thecoffeesnob said...
November 18, 2008 at 11:10 AM

Whoa! And you say it's really simple? It sounds like it would take ages to make! Do you freeze the cake first to make it easier to cut or is the cake really firm and compact?

Your donuts certainly looks just as good as J.Co :D

Passionate About Baking said...
November 18, 2008 at 8:44 PM

Hi Laureen,
Thank you again! You don't have to freeze or put the cake in the fridge. I just cut it after it's cool. It's really quite simple. Not as difficult as you think, really! I guess my donuts could be as good as J.Co because of the J?? ;)

thecoffeesnob said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Whoa! And you say it's really simple? It sounds like it would take ages to make! Do you freeze the cake first to make it easier to cut or is the cake really firm and compact?

Your donuts certainly looks just as good as J.Co :D

thecoffeesnob said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Those donuts look sooo good! I'm not a fan of donuts but i have to say of all the donuts i've tried, J.Co definitely comes up tops.

The checkered cake looks perfect- it doesn't look like it's doable in a home kitchen at all!

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