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Donuts

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Who doesn’t love donuts ? If its homemade its even more yum. And if its filled then it’s the best in the world!!! Donuts are fried confectionery, usually ring shape or round with toppings of your choice. And you can’t just stop eating one. So be aware before you make them 🙂

Well now that strawberry season is coming to an end and they vanish from the market I bought loads of it. Made strawberry jam without sugar and pectin, and stored them but didn’t wanted to eat them with just toasted bread. And then the filled donuts popped into my head and here it the recipe.

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For kneading dough:
Maida 500gms
Milk 1 cup (more if needed)
Butter 70 gms
Sugar 4 tbsp
Cinnamon powder 1 tbsp
Vanilla extract 1 tsp
Dry active yeast 2 tsp
Salt ½ tsp
Oil for frying oil

Take yeast in a bowl and add warm milk (from the 1 cup) until its covered. Let sit for few minutes.
In the meanwhile mix other dry ingredients and once the yeast has bloomed mix it along with rest of milk and start kneading the dough. If its too dry add little more milk but be careful to not add too much, else the dough will be sticky.
You will need to knead this for atleast 10 mins until it becomes a soft ball .If you push with index finger it should bounce back.
Let the dough (covered in damp cloth, so that it does not dry) rest in warm place for about atleast 1 hr.
After 1 hour the dough will double in size. Give a hard punch and break it. Now knead again for few minutes.
Dust the working area with flour and roll out the dough to ¾ cm thickness, cut them in ring shape or round and place it on a tray dusted with flour. Allow it raise again , approximately half an hour.
In the meanwhile you can prepare glaze/melt chocolate (to dip the donut) or just mix castor sugar with cinnamon powder and roll the donuts once fried.
After the final raise of donuts, fry them in oil at medium heat.
Do not fry on high , it will give blisters and not a smooth donut.
While its warm glaze them or if you want to do filled, then with skewer make a small hole inside. Take jam of your choice in a cone with round medium sized nozzle tip and pipe in generously 🙂

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Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy making donuts and get back to share your experience !!!

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Cinnamon Scones

Cinnamon Scones

How about a freshly baked cinnamon scones with a cup of hot lemon green tea? Wow sounds like a vacation isn’t it? Well that was it today when I baked these beauties. The house was filled with aroma of cinnamon and my daughter was on her toes to grab those scones .But then she had to wait for me to click some pictures. She gave a disappointed look on her face and there you go , gave her one scone with silky smooth cinnamon butter and sugar dripping icing. Viola! She just jumped and started hogging. That made me feel grab and eat one myself but then I had to control to get some pictures .

Making them was fun and so is clicking ! Without much wait here is the recipe.

Cinnamon Scones

Ingredients

250g flour plus extra for dusting
1 ½ tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon powder
60g chilled butter, diced into cubes
40g castor sugar
55g of dried blueberries
150ml milk plus extra for glazing

Icing

55g of icing sugar
½ tsp cinnamon powder
1-2 tbsp lukewarm water

Cinnamon butter

¼ cup butter
1 tsp cinnamon

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Method

Preheat the oven to 220 dec C. Lightly grease baking tray.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into a large bowl.
Rub the butter cubes until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
Stir in dried blueberries and castor sugar.
Pour the milk and the bring it together. Do not knead hard.Try to bring them all together.
Turn it on floured surface and roll into thickness of 2cm . Using round cutter cut out the scones.
Place the scone on prepared tray . Now glaze with milk.
Bake for 12-15minutes or until risen and golden.

To make the icing mix icing sugar, cinnamon, water and stir .If you feel its too thick just add little more water. Drizzle over the scones and leave it to set.

For cinnamon butter ,beat the butter to make it light and fluffy.Add cinnamon and mix well.

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Enjoy the warm scone with cup of Hot tea or coffee. Please share your feedback and thank you for stopping by.