Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day - Eggless Donuts / Doughnuts

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Wish you all a very happy Valentine's Day :)

Yup!! I totally agree to the point that Valentine's day is a little over rated, but how does it bother for people like me who just want a reason to celebrate and make special dishes! ;)

Ofcourse I can also hear buddies who know me well, whispering "Why is this little spinster celebrating??" Love is an universal feeling and it can be the love for my family as well ;) awwww now thats sounding too senti. Let me stop beating around the bush and make it simple. I am dedicating this post to all the love in the world. :)

Let me also dedicate it to the yet to come "invisible man" of my life :P

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Doughnuts or donuts are one of the best fried snack I love to munch on. Infact I dint even know it was a fried for long. I can totally forgo my guilt for such incredibly yummy doughnuts. :)

I had to go egg-less since I wanted the couple at home(mom and dad) to enjoy it as well :)

The fresh yeast that I got to make these worked so well that my doughnuts were so soft and lite. I am sure I can eat at least three on a go ;)

Aren't they irresistible???!!!

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Ingredients:

All purpose flour(Maida) - 1 1/4 cup
Fresh yeast - 2 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Butter - 1 tbsp
Powdered Sugar - 3 tbsp
Salt - a pinch
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Glaze

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Method:

Warm the water and add the yeast and a tsp of sugar to it. Leave it untouched for ten mins. Then mix well till the yeast dissolves.

Combine the flour, powdered sugar, salt, vanilla essence, milk and the yeast mixture together and knead into a soft dough.

Bring the butter to room temperature and mix it to the dough and knead again till the dough is smooth and elastic.

Place the dough in a bowl and cover with cling film. Leave it untouched until it doubles. It would take around 20-40 mins.

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Press the dough lightly to remove air and knead softly. Now roll out the dough to 1/4" thickness on a well floured surface. Use cutter and cut out the desired shape and leave them on floured butter paper for another ten mins until it doubles again.

Heat oil in a pan. Carefully lift the dough rings and fry them in hot oil on medium flame till golden brown in color.

Donuts are ready :)

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Cinnamon sugar glaze:

Powder cinnamon and mix it with some caster sugar. Spread this on a plate and dip the doughnut in it until it gets coated with sugar on all the sides.

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Sugar icing:

Take few tsps of icing sugar in a bowl and add desired food color to it. Add just a few drops of water to it and mix well till it forms a paste. Fill this in a paper cone and draw desired designs on the doughnut or simply drizzle it over the doughnut.

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Chocolate glaze:

Ingredients:

Powdered sugar - 1 cup
Cocoa powder - 4 tblsp
Milk - 5 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp

Method:

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and see to that it doesn't form lumps. The tickness of the glaze is upto you. You can adjust the quantity of milk to make it thick.

Dip the doughnuts in the glaze and allow it to set for 10 mins.

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I'm happy to sent this as an entry to "The best western desserts" event conducted by Priya of
Now serving.

I'm also sending this to "Food palette series" - Brown.



Written by: Nithya
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56 comments:

Anncoo said...

Lovely eggless donuts and perfect for Valentine's Day!

Pari said...

Wow, what a pretty looking post and such perfect doughnuts.


FOODELICIOUS

Anuradha said...

Lovely donuts... Wishing you a happy valentines day. Hope you find your man by next valentines day! I missing these donuts :(

Sharmilee! :) said...

Sure the invisible man will be happy to see all such goodies when u find him :) Happy Valentines Day Nithi!!

Yummy looking doughnuts....beautiful clicks as usual esp the 1st one!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Happy Valentine's day dear!

Hats off to ur creativity nithi! Perfect Donuts,thanks for sharing the
eggless version.Sure will try it.

The Foodie said...

Wow so lovely doughnuts..and such wonderful pictures..wishing u a happy valentine's day.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

your eggless donuts are taking my breath away !!! Mind blowing photos...
Wish I could grab few from the scene
Happy Valentine's Day to yo dear
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Lakshmi said...

soooo sooooper :)
excellent clicks :)

Sunanda said...

Wow!!! such a drool worthy and tempting dounut.. feellike eating it right away...Nice click..

sanjeeta kk said...

Wow!! Be ready for gate crashing Nithi :) There surely will be a long queue of invisible men,after looking at those gorgeous goodies;-)

Lite Bite

Priya Sreeram said...

omg-- it looks awesome ! and whoever the man u r destined for is for sure lucky to have you ! Wishing u all the love in the world !

Santosh Bangar said...

beautiful looking doughnuts and presentation is marvellous

Shanthi said...

Creative as ever

rpcooks said...

no political party can stop such a delicious celebration :-)

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

WOW WOW...I too made some doughnuts for teabreak. Eggless ;)

Cute doughnuts over there...yummy ;)
Happy Valentines!

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks absolutely perfect for Vday..
Cant wait to try these...

Divya Kudua said...

Ooh-la-la..you made those at home..way to go!!Looks so cute!!

Divya Kudua said...

and yeah,the invisible man better make his appearance soon..look what he's missing!!

Priya's Feast said...

So,u got a valentine post,to propose ur man...i luv the tiny miny ball doughnuts with cinnamon sugar...Happy valentine's day

veena said...

Cute pic nitts..!! and hope the lucky man is seen as soon as possible..happy valentines..to you !!

aishu said...

Wow the donuts are looking lovely as you are my dear :) I only wish I was that invisible lad ;) May be atleast in my next birth.... Leaving that aside, the heart shaped donuts are soooo cute and they look so yummy and delicious.Great work!!!
Happy Valentine's Day :) :)

Kairali sisters said...

Your "invisible man" will one among the luckiest, Nithya :-D
Happy V-day wishes to you too..Keep smiling and spread the love :-D

Vatsala. said...

Donuts are loo,king awesome. Happy VDay.

Priti said...

Donuts looking so tempting and delicious ...beautiful clicks dear ....u r very creative indeed

Pavithra said...
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Pavithra said...

You will find ur invisible man very very soon Nithi. Sure he will enjoy seeing this post and will ask you to make this little cute donuts. Everything looks cute and wish you good luck !!!

Prathibha said...

Lovely doughnuts and lucky invisible man....Happy Valentines day!!

S.Menaga said...

looks awesome..hats off ur creativity..nice clicks!!

Vaishali said...

The way I see it, Valentine's Day is just another great opportunity to tell the people you love how much they mean to you. But keeping out the commercialism is important.
These donuts look amazing.

Now Serving said...

EGGLESS! Nothing to beat that - What a wonderful post Nithya - you should link this to both my events - Please check details here: http://priyasnowserving.blogspot.com/2011/01/guest-event-coming-to-now-serving.html

And

http://priyasnowserving.blogspot.com/2010/12/first-event-announcement-taking-plunge.html

Look forward and Happy Valentines day :)

Sush said...

amazing!

Priya said...

Omg, those eggless donuts looks pretty,marvellous and truly awesome..;Happy Valentine's day Nithya..

kitchen queen said...

cute and perfectly lovely doughnuts.

Suja Sugathan said...

Happy Valentine's Day!
This is superb and lovely..perfect donuts

Kairali sisters said...
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GEETHA ACHAL said...

wow...looks so tempting nithu...Great clicks ....

divya said...

Simply amazing.. Happy Valentine's day!

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely pictures and doughnuts
looks wonderful

Gayathri Kumar said...

Nithya, you make everything perfect and wonderful. Loved the heart donuts..

Padma said...

Delicious doughnuts... loved your presentation - so cute :)

Turmericnspice said...

Happy Valentine's day! First time here....lovely blog...the heart shapes are adorable.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I loved your pops very very much,they are supercute :) Nice post :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Donuts looks perfect for the V'day celebration....happy V'day Nithya.. :)

Yummy Team said...

Happy Valentine's day to you, Nithya..Fabulous clicks!! Really appreciate your photography skills..

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Nits,

Amazing ...am motivated to try tis one will bookmark n let u know wen am don with it..

jeyashrisuresh said...

oh wow nithi,even i too dont know that donuts are dep fried one. then i can do this yummy one for kids.Thanks for the recipe and clicks are wonderful

Kanchan said...

Amm Lovviinngg itt :)

Abhilash Pillai said...

Let me also dedicate it to the yet to come "invisible man" of my life :P

is his name "P"... :) kidding...

The preparation is very good. You can be selected as the interior decorator for small, middle and big budget projects. The presentation was really good Nithya.

Hope your parents liked the version without eggs...

Samira said...

Wow!!!! Lovely presentation... Lovely pics.... Just drooling.....

Torviewtoronto said...

thank you for linking these delcious doughnuts

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Absolutely gorgeous... Love ur clicks!

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

Neenu Praveen said...

Ths luks gud...really innovative,....

neha said...

it ws fab! jst perfect! thx fr sharing dear!:

Deepika Raj said...

wow!! perfect for my invisible man!! :*

Unknown said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog and I saw it only after reading Indulge this morning! I tried your doughnuts right away...they were DELICIOUS...my entire family(which consist of 10 people,I live in a joint family)simply loved them!!!
I am going to try some other recipes,and thank you sooo much for this great recipie!

Svarna said...

Thank you for sharing. Just tried this recipe, it's amazing and so simple. I let the dough rise for 90 minutes, and it worked out great. Also worth going the extra mile to source the fresh yeast. Thank you!

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