Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Grapefruit Donuts

I found this wonderful recipe here and thought I'd give it a shot! Sounds like a crazy combo but I liked it, it was a fun new experiment.

servings: 15-18
ingredients: 1 cup milk, 1/8 cup of grapefruit juice, 1/4 cup of sugar, 2.25 teaspoons of instant dry yeast, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of butter (2 tablespoons separate), 4 cups of rice flour, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of grapefruit zest, olive oil for frying
preheat: none
prep: warm milk + grapefruit juice in microwave for one minute, then stir in the sugar until dissolved. Add yeast,stir lightly and allow to sit for 5-8 minutes. separately, melt the butter, stir in the eggs, and beat on low speed. add to the yeast mixture and add flour one cup at a time, followed by salt and zest. Knead dough for 8-10 minutes on higher speed (not too high). put the  dough in lightly greased bowl, cover and put in fridge overnight. 
next day, roll out dough and cut into circles with top of cup. Lay cut-outs on a baking sheet, cover, and allow to rise for 1 hour. 
{icing-whisk together 1/2 cup grapefruit juice and 2 3/4 cups powered sugar, refrigerate until thickened}
cooking: heat oil enough so that the donuts can float and test the temperature by using a donut hole. plop in a donut and leave each side in for 30-45 seconds before flipping/replacing. place on cooling rack.
finalizing: dip cooled donuts in glaze