Friday, 27 July 2007

Doughnut Magic! (Churros)

Don't you just hate it when you walk past the doughnut maker in the local market or fair? Fear not, you can make your own and bathe in the nostalgia of eating warm sugared dougnuts! The doughnuts will be in the shape of strips like churros - delicious!

12 fl oz of warm (not hot) milk
1 teaspoon of salt
2 1/2 oz caster sugar
8 oz of Gluten free flour
2 teaspoons of xanthan gum
2 teaspoons of yeast granules
oil for deep frying
1 teaspoon of mixed spice or cinnamon (optional)

Pour milk, salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the sugar into the breadmaker pan

Add the flour, xanthan gum and yeast

Set the machine to the 'dough' setting.

When kneaded and proved, heat the oil for deep frying to 190 degrees C, or until a cube of GF bread browns in 30 seconds.

You can either put the dough in a piping bag, or make one with a heavy duty freezer bag (with the corner snipped off) Pipe the mixture into the heated oil, cutting off pieces at 3 inch sections.

Fry for around 4 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through, turning the doughnuts over as required. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.

Toss the pieces in a bag containing the remaining sugar and spices, serve while still warm and fresh.

Recipe notes: I used a heavy duty freezer bag to pipe strips of the fluffy dough out, and it was thick enough to make loops as it emerged out of the bag to create doughnuts witht he holes in the middle. Doughnuts old skool! There is nothing stopping you from icing them before serving, adding sprinkles or whatever you fancy.