The donut is a classic dessert of the Italian culinary tradition, which can be prepared in a short time with ease and without many ingredients available.
Precisely for this reason we decided to talk about this theme going to understand how you can make your first one Classic Ring Cake to delight you and your guests with a practical, tasty and customizable dessert!
We therefore recommend that you set aside an hour of time for preparation. If not, you can read this guide in minutes and then memorize it for when you have the time and desire to make a nice maxi donut!
What is the donut?
Before going further in the preparation of our dessert, a little summary is useful. That is, that what is the donut?
The donut is a classic Italian dessert, easily made and appreciated by young and old.
Characterized by the presence of a very soft and fluffy dough, it can be spent in many ways. For example, you can eat it as a snack, in the middle of the afternoon, with a nice tea. Or you can eat it for breakfast, in the morning, with a milk or a latte.
In short, there are many opportunities that will allow you to appreciate the donut, making it the protagonist of many moments of sharing with your loved ones.
Ingredients for the donut
In order to make a medium-sized donut, which can be used for 10 servings, all you have to do is get:
- 150 grams of butter;
- 3 eggs;
- 260 grams of sugar;
- 300 grams of type 00 flour;
- 1 sachet of baking powder for cakes;
- 180 milliliters of milk;
- powdered sugar as required.
Once you have found these ingredients (very simple, it is likely that you already have them in the pantry), you just have to enter the operational phase. Let's see how!
How to make the donut: recipe
Get all the ingredients, let's get to the heart of the recipe.
In a large bowl pour the sugar and add the butter, which you have previously cut into small pieces. Add the eggs too, and start mixing everything well, perhaps with the help of an electric whisk that will allow you to make less effort.
Then, when the mixture has become quite homogeneous, add the milk slowly and continue mixing to be able to incorporate the flour and yeast correctly.
Once this is done, proceed to pour the dough you have thus obtained into a sufficiently large donut mold (about 25-28 cm in diameter), previously buttered and floured.
Once this is done, bake at 180 degrees for about thirty minutes. At the end of this cooking period, take the donut out of the oven and let it cool down a bit before removing it from the mold.
Once you realize that the donut is sufficiently cooled, proceed with sprinkling the surface with icing sugar and, finally, cut it into slices, serving it to your guests or eating it alone for a real moment of pleasure and satisfaction!
Tips for making the donut
Finally, let us try to conclude this guide to donut with some quick advice that will allow you to get an even more satisfying result!
First of all, if you want to make your donut more unique, and satisfy the palate to an even more significant extent, do not underestimate the possibility of adding a hectogram of dark chocolate chips to the dough. The result will be mouth-watering!
Alternatively, you can try to perfume the donut by adding grated lemon or orange zest to the dough, or if you like more exotic spices, a little cinnamon.
Then remember that you can customize your donut with full creativity and, above all, coming to the definition of a recipe that can satisfy your desires. In particular, instead of butter you can use half a glass of seed oil, while if you want a creamier version of what you could get using the dark chocolate chips above, you can still divide the dough in half after cooking. and add some Nutella.
Finally, remember that you have many variations available that will allow you to show off new recipes. For example, you can bet with satisfaction on the c.d. donut Bicolore, a widespread variant of the classic donut, where you can mix vanilla and cocoa taking care to keep the two doughs separate.
In particular, proceed with buttering and flour a donut mold and pour half of the light dough. Then, pour in the dark dough, and then the other half of the light dough. For the rest, even in this case you will have to bake at 180 degrees in a static oven for 30 minutes, and finally let your mixture cool for a while.
Once cut, the two-colored donut will show all its beauty: you can also in this case enrich it in the way you think is most appreciable!