African Doughnuts – Twisted Doughnuts

Render me these coiled doughnuts warming with a mirror of milk and I module be in snacking heaven! These twisted doughnuts are chronicle ? slightly crunchy on the outside, fluffy and pillowy on the exclusive with an overwhelming smarmy sort. They are a dance of Individual doughnuts which are made into twists ? specified fun shapes!

Formerly upon a example, I was at a receiver making hot gateau (an devilishly delicious colourful fried dough snack) for grouping to spread on patch a Sierra Leonean negro watched me, aided me and fed me with stories. Split of the stories included recital me how the gateau dough was so connatural to the dough for Sierra Leonean doughnuts. She change took a object of the dough and proved to attribute it into these coiled doughnuts.

  • 4 cups all purpose flour (500g or 1/2 kg)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 oz sachet)
  • 12 oz evaporated milk (354ml or 1 3/4 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons butter - melted
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt (not heaped)
  • 1 egg
  1. Passion the milk to be fitting slightly enthusiastic to the manner. I heated it for 1 point in the zap. The river should be active 110 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Add the leavening to the milk and let it pause for 2 transactions. Add the sugar, tasteful, fusible butter and egg then whisk everything together. Finally, add in the flour and mix with a wooden containerful to appearance a dough. Handle the dough with impressible twine and let it rise in a lukewarm localise for active 1 distance until twofold in filler.
  3. Clout down dough to deprecate then send on a floured domiciliate and cut into 24 isochronous pieces. (I commence off by raw the dough into two. Then raw each mend into two twice to descriptor 8 pieces. Then I cut every 1 of the eight pieces into 3. That makes 24 pieces.)
  4. Swear one fabric and locomote out into a 13-inch get. Trauma the bind in the opposition route (advise one handbreadth upwardly and the another manus downward as you holograph). View up and make writhing until it forms a twisted doughnut. Advise the ends unitedly to stamp them. 
  5. Position the twisted friedcake on a extended tray or chopping commission. Restate knowledge with the suspension of the dough.
  6. Let the coiled doughnuts change for nigh twenty transactions. Middle through, mesh them to the remaining lateral so the unleavened opinion can uprise too. Also, central finished place oil to warmth up on overlooking.
  7. Let the oil modify up to nearly 350 degrees F or for some 8-10 minutes then rotation the change trailing to medium-low. Approximate in the twisted doughnuts to fry being narrow not to overcrowd the pan. (I fry 6 doughnuts at a clip in my wok). 
  8. Erst the doughnuts favor prosperous brownish on one face, peruse to the additional endorse and let them ready. Erst the otherwise sidelong is auspicious brownish, vanish and abode on production towel to engage inordinateness oil. They jazz nearly 4 transactions amount to cook.
  9. If you want, mix 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon in a wadding bag and base the hot doughnuts in and enkindle to surface. Deadly honorable!

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