Donuts in the United States: a whole history
The donuts are one of the most popular doughnuts in the world. They are of American origin, and can be taken at any time of the day. These doughnuts can be made easily.
It is an easy and simple recipe to make, with only a few ingredients.
How to make delicious donuts ?
Anyone can make donuts at home. The recipe is very simple. There are several steps to making the donuts.
Step 1: preparing the leaven
To prepare the leaven, the following ingredients are needed:
- 140 g of flour, 90 ml of warm water, more precisely at 20 °C
- 3 g fresh baker’s yeast.
To prepare the leaven, you have to break up the yeast and pour warm water to dilute it. Then add the flour to make a ball of the mixture obtained. Now you have to leave it in the oven for an hour, so that it can swell up.
The oven should be turned off.
Step 2: preparing the dough
In addition to the leavening ingredients, the following ingredients must be present to prepare the dough.
- 4 egg yolks
- 15 ml of milk
- 125 g of flour
- 20 g of fresh yeast
- 30 g of sugar
- 5 g of salt
- 30 g soft butter
- frying oil
Once the yolks have been collected, it is important to keep the egg white.
The dough can be made by hand, with a bread machine or with a food processor. To make the dough, the leaven must be placed in a container or in another vessel for the processor. Then you start working the dough, before adding the milk. To this mixture should be added crumbled yeast. We also add flour, egg yolks, sugar and salt.
Above all, it is necessary to continue to mix the contents with each addition of a new ingredient. We work the dough for 3 minutes to make it smooth.
Then you add the soft butter, the dough becomes shiny. The dough is made into a ball and covered with cling film. The ball is left in the oven, turned off, for one hour to increase its volume. Then you have to make pieces of dough of the same size and shape their ball, trying to leave a hole in the middle of each of them. The hole must be enlarged to give the ball the right size shape of the donuts.
Now you have to let them rise for 30 minutes on a baking sheet. The doughnuts will increase in volume.
To cook, fry each side of the dough donuts for 3 minutes in the cooking oil.
Where to find the best donuts ?
Los Angeles is the city in the United States where there are the most donut stores. This is also one of the cities where the best donuts in the world are sold.
The 10 Speed Coffee store sells good vanilla, maple with bacon bits or cinnamon sugar donuts. There are also glitter doughnuts and chocolate icing. In addition, donuts are also covered with brownies, chips, or cookies. Other stores, like Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken offers other varieties of donuts. This store offers fried, glazed and filled donuts.
There are also donuts with chopped pistachios on top and donuts with orange or burnt cream. Also, Astro Doughnuts & Fried chicken sells donuts covered in peanut butter and strawberry jelly.
In addition, the City of New Yorks is also known to offer better donuts. At Dough for example, there are delicious donuts made entirely by hand. They are neither too fatty nor too dry and their flavours are very fine.
The donuts offered by this store are often huge.
Other stores in the world also offer this American food, and of good quality. This is the case of “Small Donuts” in Paris. This store sells lemon-crumble doughnuts, matcha doughnuts, strawberry-blueberry doughnuts and butterscotch doughnuts. Well-bodied, these donuts are not too fatty.
In addition, another type of donuts is offered by this store, namely the donuts without hole. They can be covered with sugar glaze, crème brûlée or vanilla cream.