It has been a loooong time since I actually baked or cooked anything in the kitchen. Tomorrow we have Open Day at university for my Italian Association. I have been practicing and baking breadsticks like there is no tomorrow as well as crostate and all :).
However, this weekend Mike is also moving house and wanted to have a BBQ chill out session… and dessert can’t miss can it?
Since I’m already elbows deep in yeast and flour…
1 cup warm milk
50g butter, melted
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons instant dried yeast
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Stir one tablespoon of butter in the warm milk. In a bowl, sift the flour and add the yeast, 1/4 sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Pour the milk in the flour and mix.
On a floured counter, knead the dough for 10 minutes or until smooth. If its too hard, add a little bit of the remaining butter.
Place the dough in a slightly greased bowl and cover with cling film for an hour.
Once the dough has risen and doubled in size, punch it down and knead on a floured work surface. Roll out for 2.5-3 cm thick and with a glass, cut out 12 circles. I used a piping nozzle to make the small holes in the middle 🙂
Place them on parchment paper, 5 cm from one another for another 30 minutes.
Turn oven on 180°.
Bake for 15minutes or until golden. Let them cool for a while.
I decided I wanted to make a huge one, hopefully it’s as good as the others 😛
Brush the remaining butter on the doughnuts and and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Alternatively, you can put sugar and cinnamon (and some brown sugar) in a plate and put the doughnuts in there to be coated.
The result is always the same, depends on what you find easier 🙂
And Voilà!! 😀
Enjoy! Ciao for now xox