Doughnuts

List of ingredients:

  • 1 kg of flour
  • 1 cube of yeast
  • 1 package of baking powder
  • 1/2 l of milk
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 60 grams of sugar
  • 1 package of sugar with vanilla
  • 1 dl of oil (+ 1.5 liters for frying)
  • 1/2 dl of rum
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 juice of a lemon
  • filling of choice
  • Powdered sugar

20170226_111055

We start off by preparing yeast. We do that by crumbling 1 cube of yeast and adding to it a bit of sugar, flour and milk but don’t exaggerate with the amount. And we set this mixture next to something hot. In my case I set it next to the fireplace so it will rise quicker.

20170226_111321.jpg20170226_111330.jpg20170226_111337.jpg20170226_111346

Now we start preparing the dough. First grab a big bowl and put all 7 egg yolks in it comined with 60 grams of sugar.20170226_111739

20170226_111806.jpg

Now we mix it until it starts to turn yellow. Once it turn to this color we can add the rum and oil into our dough mixture and mix it well.

20170226_11204720170226_112116

Next we add the lemon juice and yeast which rested next to a warm place.

20170226_112327.jpg20170226_112416.jpg20170226_112430

And now we start putting in flour and milk in small amounts alternately until we used up the whole flour and milk.20170226_112536

20170226_112650.jpg20170226_112654.jpg20170226_112656.jpg20170226_112723.jpg20170226_11264220170226_112644

After mixing all of our ingredients well the dough should look similar to this.

20170226_114144.jpg

Now we start making balls out of our dough. I suggest using a scale for this and putting 70-100 grams of dough into each ball. After using up all the dough we let the balls rest for 30-45 minutes so they rise.

20170226_11445820170226_11460220170226_11470920170226_123446

After the balls have rested we put oil in a pot about 3 fingers thick and turn the stove on high until the oil gets hot. Then we start putting balls we made 30 minute ago into the pot. Be careful not to put to many balls in it at once.

20170226_12385720170226_125630

Depending on the temperature of the oil the doghnuts will start turning brown and after they get to the color you desire (light brown or dark brown) we flip them.

20170226_130245.jpg

After they have the same color on top as they have on the bottom they are ready to be taken out of the pot.

20170226_12520520170226_125230

Now we grab our filling of choice and start filling them.

20170226_12580220170226_125807

After filling up the doughnuts with our filling of choice we sprinkle some powdered sugar on top and after that they are ready to eat.

20170226_130615.jpg

Enjoy this sweet dessert!

Advertisements

Linzer cookies

List of ingredients:

  • 80 grams of sugar
  • 200 grams of butter (Room temperature)
  • 300 grams of flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Lemon peel
  • Vanilla sugar
  • 250 grams of jam

20170121_183847.jpg

We start off by mixing 200 grams of butter.

20170121_184243

After thats mixed well we add the sugar.

20170121_184322.jpg

And the vanilla sugar.

20170121_184351.jpg

Next we add 300 grams of flour. Be carefull not to put all of it in at once or the mixer might not mix it as good as we’d like it to.

20170121_184447.jpg

Now we continue mixing it until it lookis a little something like this.

20170121_184822.jpg

Now we take it out of the mixer and start mixing it by hand and try to form some sort of a ball. We knead it until it gets a dough like texture.

20170121_185647.jpg20170121_185730

Now we jsut put it back in the mixer for a couple of turns and after it looks like this it is ready to go in the fridge. I suggest putting it in some sort of foil so it doesn’t stick to the fridge.

20170121_18545320170121_18584120170121_185942

Now we let it rest for about half an hour.

After 30 minutes we get our workplace ready. We do that by putting cleaning it and putting flour on it.

20170121_19031020170121_195755

Now we can continue with the next step which is to roll out the dough.

20170121_200454.jpg

Now we grab a cookie cutter and start making circles out of our rolled out dough.

20170121_200631.jpg

In some circles cut out a heart like shape so our cookies

20170121_201326.jpg

Now we put them in the oven that was preheated to 200°C  (392 Fahrenheit) for 8 minutes until they become golden brown color.

20170121_205156.jpg

Now we take a circle cookie that doesn’t have a heart cut out and spread some jam on top of it.

 

20170121_205302.jpg

As for the cookie with the heart cut out we just simply put some powdereded sugar on top of it.

20170121_205208.jpg

The last thing we have to do is to put the cookie with the heart cut out on top of the cookie without the heart cut out.

20170121_205322.jpg

And that’s how you make Linzer cookies.

Pro Tip: Make the cookies right after they come out of the oven so they glue to one another.