• Description:

    Doughnuts and Hot Cross Buns, need we say more? This bite-sized dessert is the perfect spin on your favourite Easter treat. Enjoy after any meal or at tea time. There are so many ways to enjoy this little orb of happiness. This recipe makes 20 bite-sized doughnuts so make sure you make enough as no sharing is allowed!

  • Ingredients:

    10g instant yeast
    ¼ cup sugar
    150ml warm milk
    325 g flour
    Pinch of salt
    2 tbs. sunflower oil

    1 egg (lightly beaten)
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
    ½ tsp. ground ginger
    ¼ cup sultanas
    Vegetable oil (for frying)

    Castor sugar (for dusting)

    For the crosses:
    ¼ cup flour
    Pinch of salt
    2 tbs. water

  • Method:

    1. Place the yeast into a small bowl and add 1 tbsp. of sugar and 2 tbsp. of warm milk.
    2. Mix to form a paste and then set aside for 10 minutes or untl frothy.
    3. Sift 225g of the flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger into a large bowl and make a well in the centre.
    4. Pour the frothy yeast mixture into the well, together with the remaining warm milk, oil and beaten egg.
    5. Mix together using the back of a knife and then add in the remaining flour.
    6. Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
    7. Place dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover with a clean tea towel and leave in a warm place to rise for about 45 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.
    8. Once the dough has risen, add the sultanas and knock back (punch down) the dough.
    9. Divide dough into 20 dmall balls and place onto a lightly floured baking tray.
    10. Cover with a tea towel and set aside for another 30 minutes, or until balls have doubled in size.
    11. To make the crosses, mix together the flour and the water until a thick paste is formed. Place into a piping bag and pie a thin cross on each ball.
    12. Deep-fry the doughnuts in hot oil until golden brown and cooked through.
    13. Remove from oil and immediately dust with castor oil. Serve warm.

    Makes: 20 mini doughnuts.