Sweet Bread Donuts or Tsounuts 1st Recipe
 
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Sweet
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Fusion
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 70gr./2.5 oz butter (in this recipe I used original butter)
  • 100 gr. /3.5 oz Milk
  • 200 gr. /7 oz. sugar
  • 5 gr. /1 tsp mahlepi grated
  • 5 gr. /1 tsp mastic grated
  • 100 gr. / 3.5 oz water
  • 40 gr. /1.5 oz fresh yeast (do not use dry or you will lose all the flavor)
  • 650 gr. /23 oz strong flour like Robin Hood
  • 3 eggs
  • Corn oil for frying them
For the Glaze
  • White chocolate
  • Praline
  • Caster sugar and milk for the glaze
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Put butter, milk, sugar, mahlepi and mastic in a small saucepan on medium heat and heat until the temperature arrives at 50° C/120° F.
  2. In another saucepan heat the water until lukewarm.
  3. In a bowl break the yeast, throw the water and whisk until dissolved.
  4. Throw the butter mix into the water mix and whisk until everything is incorporated.
  5. Now the fun part; take the mixer and put the hook for kneading.
  6. Throw first the flour and then the liquids and the eggs.
  7. We let the mixer work for fifteen minutes slowly at first, faster afterwards. You know it is ready when, after the 15 minutes, the dough has gathered around the hook.
  8. We flour a big bowl and throw the dough in. We turn on the oven at 30° C/86° F and put the bowl with the dough in, for 1.5 hours covered with a towel.
  9. After the breading time we take the dough out, and with a rolling pin we flatten it to make a sheet about 1 cm / 0.5 in. thick.
  10. With a donuts cutter we cut and reshape the dough until no dough is left.
  11. We place the donuts on the tray.
  12. Put them uncovered in the oven again at 30° C/86° F for half hour.
  13. In a deep pot pour corn oil about 3 to 4 cm / 1 to 1.5 in. from the bottom of the pot and place it on the stove at high temperature.
  14. When the temperature of the oil arrives to 180°C / 356°F, start putting the donuts in.
  15. Don’t put many together so as to easily handle them.
  16. I put 4 per batch.
  17. Be careful they only need about 20 to 30 seconds per side and then flip and another 20 seconds and out.
  18. Let them stand and prepare the glazing either by melting chocolates or by whisking ½ cup caster sugar to 1 tbsp milk.
  19. I also added food coloring to make them red, purple and green.
Note: I know that many of you cannot find mahlep or mastic where you live. You can replace them with vanilla and orange zest respectively.
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at http://www.culinaryflavors.gr/sweet-bread-donuts-or-tsounuts/