Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pumpkin Donut

This is originally not my recipe, I made amendment to the recipe to fit whatever is in my pantry and here it is with the modification. Original recipe from Mandy in FB group.


  • 100g Plain flour 
  • 150g Bread flour (original asked for 200g bread flour, without plain flour)
  • 20g milk powder
  • 4g yeast
  • 80g pumpkin (microwaved with a tablespoon of water for 5mins high, then mashed. original recipe called for sweet potato without information on how to prep it)
  • 30g raw cane sugar 
  • 3g salt 
  • 95g of egg + water (1 egg + with water till it is 95g)
  • 20g butter (add in after mixture is well mix, the recipe indicate 15mins)
  • Oil to fry (I used peanut oil)

  1. I'm using my Kenwood mixer, with the bread attachment. Place in the wet then dry ingredients, set it to medium low speed and mix for about 3-5mins till all ingredients are well mix together
  2. Then add in the butter and mix for another roughly 20-25mins on high speed. I did not wait till it reaches window pane stage coz i was running out of time.
  3. Leave it to proof for bout 30mins (it was rather cold last night since winter started, so I proof it over a medium low heat water bath).
  4. After 1st prove, deflate air, roll flat and divide into 23 pcs (or up to ur preference), shape into round balls. The dough is rather fluffy and soft to handle. So by the time I'm done with the last, the first is sort of proof again.
  5. Pour oil in the pot that you using to fry the donuts and heat it up while working on the donuts.
  6. Make a hole in the centre of the ball with your finger, then give it a hoola hoop round in your finger so that the hole in the middle is even, big enough and the entire donut looks even. Make sure the table is well floured.  
  7. Proof another 15 mins. (U may prove longer to 30 mins)
  8. Be carefully when handling doughnuts. I used my long silicon chopstick that's wonderful for this.
  9. Drop in the donut one by one on the oil and fry on low heat till you see golden brown colour. If your oil is hot enough, the donut should float up within 5 seconds you put it in.
  10. When done, rest & cool the doughnuts, decorate it the way you like once done.

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