Sunday, July 25, 2010


What could be better than Krispy Kreme? These are my best attempt through many trials. The biggest criteria I had was that they must be good eaten hot or cold. Almost every variation I tried was good hot, some better than others, but they were all good. However, very few were enjoyable after cooling. These are delicious right after frying or the next day.
The recipe requires a puree of potatoes, olive oil, and coconut milk. I make a big batch of the puree in advance and then use it whenever I want doughnuts.
Ingredients for recipe #1:
135g russet potato, peeled and cut into 2cm pieces
100g full fat coconut milk
20g olive oil
Method for recipe #1:
Steam the potatoes until they are soft. Add the coconut milk and oil to a pot and bring to a boil. Add the hot potatoes to the pot and boil everything while mashing with a spoon or a potato masher. Once you get the potatoes into a fairly uniform mash, pass them through a fine mesh sieve(make sure to get everything through the mesh). Let the puree cool to room temperature and then you can refrigerate or freeze until you need it. 
Ingredients for recipe #2:
200g potato puree with coconut milk and olive oil (from recipe #1)
50g honey
4g salt
5g yeast
17g egg yolk
8g apple cider vinegar
227g bread flour
Method for recipe #2:
Mix everything but the flour in a large bowl until it is relatively uniform. Add the bread flour all at once and mix until the dough is uniform. It should be soft and tacky, but not sticky. The variability of the potato may make you add a little more flour to get the right texture. Ferment, covered, at room temperature for 3.5 hour or until the dough doubles in size. Punch down and roll out into a rectangle, with a thickness of .5 cm. Cut out the shape you want and let rise again for an hour or until the dough doubles. Fry at 375F, flipping only once, after the dough has lightly browned.

Plate it up!
Glazed Doughnut

The Inside
I tried both traditional circle doughnuts and squares. I like the squares better, but only because they were easier to cut and didn't have as much waste.
Maybe cake doughnuts next?

No, but,


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