Doughnuts

By Bucket of Bread

Adding a little sweetness complements the flavor of the doughnut and leaves you wanting more. This delight can be eaten on its own — although it is very nice with coffee or milk.

Doughnuts

Serving Size:

Varies

Time Needed:

15 Minutes

Preparations:

  • White bread bucket

  • Vegetable oil

  • A pan or a fryer

  • Tongs

  • Favorite sweet toppings



  1. Get out your Bucket of Bread Traditional White.

  2. Pull out a small piece of dough (the refrigerated dough works best as it is less sticky) and begin stretching into a doughnut ring shape by connecting the ends.  Try not to roll it too much as you want it airy when you bite into it.

  3. Heat up some oil into a pan or use a deep fryer.  One way to check the oil is to dip the handle of a wooden spoon into the preheated oil.  If it begins to bubble steadily, the oil is hot enough for frying.  If it bubbles vigorously, the oil is probably too hot and needs to cool off just a bit.  If there are not any or very few bubbles popping up, it’s simply not hot enough.

  4. Create a batch of simple syrup to use as a bath in which to dip your finished doughnut.  Just heat up some water and add sugar until the crystals are gone.  Use a ratio of 3 parts water to 1 part sugar.   

  5. Gently place (please be careful!) a doughnut shape of dough into the oil.  It will sink to the bottom.  When it floats turn it using tongs.  Keep an eye on it as it cooks as you don't want this too browned.

  6. Use some tongs to grab the fresh doughnut, dip it into the simple syrup bath, and set it to the side while you make another.

  7. Make as many as you want and add whatever toppings you can dream up.

Ideas for some sweetness: Cinnamon and sugar, sprinkles, chocolate, maple and bacon even, use your own creativity and make something yummy! Share your ideas with Bucket of Bread and get the word out!