Doughnuts are delicious! With the right doughnut recipe, making your own scrumptious treats is easy. Once you’re done, there are endless ways to finish off your doughnuts. You can add sprinkles or a sugary glaze for the perfect topping. Read our blog to learn more about making doughnuts. You can find all the doughnut equipment you need on Junk Mail.
The history of yummy doughnuts
The original doughnut recipe stems from Dutch, Italian, French, and Russian bakers, who fine-tuned the art of making and frying dough. These tasty treats were introduced to America when they were brought to the country by Dutch settlers in the 1600s. It was in the middle of the 19th century that nutmeg and cinnamon were added to the recipe by a ship captain’s mother. She placed nuts in the centre of the dough, which earned these treats the name, doughnuts. The benefit of these tasty treats was that moisture was trapped inside them when they were fried, making them stay fresh for longer. The affordability and convenience of doughnuts contributed to their rise in popularity, and the first specialised doughnut equipment was constructed in 1920. The early recipes have been adapted and there is currently a wide range of different types of doughnuts to choose from. The standard doughnut is made from yeast. Twisted variations are made from two pieces of dough that are intertwined before they’re fried. Exciting variations to the standard doughnuts included dough filled with cream, jelly, fruit or chocolate.
The flour adds structure to the doughnuts while the liquid adds tenderness and richness. Yeast doughnuts typically contain small amounts of sugar. A leavener, such as yeast, and salt are essential ingredients of successful doughnuts. You can add interest to your doughnut recipe by including cocoa, nuts or dried spices.
Doughnuts, which are made with yeast, should be mixed thoroughly at a low speed, once the dough becomes firmer, a medium speed can be used to complete the process. You can place oil or flour on your hands to make working with the sticky mixture easier. You’ll need to leave the dough for two hours to allow enough time for it to rise, and it will need an additional period of 30 minutes after it has been shaped.
You’ll need doughnut equipment, such as a cutter, to shape the mixture. The end of the process involves deep-frying the dough in oil and adding a topping of your choice. Don’t forget to drain the oil from the doughnut before you add the topping. Take a look at the ingredient list below to see what you’ll need.
- ½ cup full cream milk
- 1/3 cup water
- 4 tbs butter
- 5 cups flour
- 1/8 of a tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 of a tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tbs active dry yeast
- 2 eggs
- Vegetable oil
- Toppings: cinnamon and sugar
If making your own mixture seems too complicated, you can buy doughnut premix on Junk Mail. With all the ingredients already mixed together, all you’ll need to do is fry your doughnuts for a fresh and special treat.
You can find a semi-automatic doughnut maker for sale on Junk Mail, which produces mini doughnuts. It uses a 220Volt power supply and it has a power consumption of 3Kw. The dimensions of this machine are 100 x 350 x 650mm.
Another useful addition to your doughnut equipment is a doughnut dropper. This device has an aluminium hopper and handles that contributes to its lightweight design. Its plunger and cylinder are constructed from stainless steel for extra durability. The size can be changed by using the dial settings. The hopper can accommodate 2.2kg of dough. Its dimensions are 340mm x 165mm x 165mm.
Owning a deep fryer is advantageous when you’re making doughnuts. This electric operator fryer has a tray and it’s equipped with a single heat control system. It also has a 20L capacity, a 220Volt power supply, and a 3.0kw power consumption. The dimensions of this model are 590mm x 450mm x 240mm.