Experiment 1 started like this…..
Sandy and I had been experimenting with donuts for weeks but always ended up with dry chin-chin like ones. Another saturday came and we had to try again but this time, a donut expert @aidas_bakeshop gave us a tip…..we just needed to add yeast. Long story short, this was the best donut we had ever made!
We couldn’t believe our eyes and mouths, they were perfect! We used a fanta bottle cover to make those beautiful holes in the middle and while I was nibbling on my third donut, the cut out dough spoke to me…. “roll me up and fry me” sooo we did just that and because life is too short to not play with your food, we took out syringes (Sandy is a weird scientist that always has syringes), filled them up with deliciousness (orange jam, maple syrup, coffee mate, peanut butter) and injected them into our DONUT BITES!
Recipe: Donut Bites
- 2 cups flour (A little extra for dusting)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar (We used brown sugar)
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- In a bowl, stir together flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Beat egg yolks and milk then stir into flour mixture.
- Add butter and mix with your hands until a smooth dough is formed, should be a little sticky.
- Place dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap, leave to rise for about 45mins.
- On a clean surface, dust some flour and roll out the dough then cut out into desired shapes. For normal sized donuts; use a tumbler. For donut bites; use the cover of a plastic bottle (coca-cola or fanta bottle cover).
- Leave the donuts to rise for another 15mins.
- In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
- Roll donut bites with hands into ball shapes just before dropping them into the heated oil. Fry on both sides for about 2 minutes each or until cooked through.
- Remove with a slotted spoon and make sure to drain over a paper towel.
- Leave to cool a bit then toss in powdered sugar.
- Inject with fillings of your choice (chocolate spread, jam, syrup) if desired.
Experiment 2 started like this….
Saturday morning, lazy stroll into the kitchen hoping to make basic french toasts but then NO MILK! Too lazy to go anywhere in search of milk so I decide to use milo. We all know milo contains milk and what could be wrong with chocolatey french toasts? End result was great! We might as well try with coffee, yes? I thought I was done till I opened up the refrigerator for some water to quench my thirst and a bottle of zobo (Nigerian drink made from dried roselle plant flowers) was staring right at me. “Use me”, it said and I replied…. “why not?”.
Hello Milo lovers *waving*. Perfect for kids!
Paired this with coffee infused custard…..words can not describe how delish this was!
This was definitely my favorite! At first, I thought it was a disaster because the egg mix was too watery but then I added another egg and the color gave me so much life! It has been named “Cute Purple Reagent”. The end result was super tasty, had that hint of ginger from the zobo, you all need to try this. Actually, you all need to try them all and don’t forget to share pictures when you do *wink*.
Note that I skipped sugar in all three egg mixtures as the key ingredients contain sugar already.