Doughnuts come in a huge range of varieties, decorated with icing, hundreds and thousands, nut brittle or chocolate. Oil for deep-frying doughnuts must have a temperature of about 170°C, which is why preparing these delicacies requires a little bit of skill and care. But don’t let yourself be deterred by this – after all, fresh home-made doughnuts are simply the best!
For the dough, combine the flour, yeast, salt, sugar and vanilla sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the egg, milk and butter and knead everything for at least 5 minutes to make a smooth, pliable dough. Add a little more flour if the dough seems too sticky and soft. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and leave the dough to rise for about 1 hour.
Roll out the dough about
Add oil to a medium-sized, deep pan to come up about
For the frosting, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Dip the doughnuts into the frosting to cover the tops and leave them to dry.
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