RED VELVET DOUGHNUTS – 7 DAYS OF RED VELVET

Doughnuts are the next best thing in terms of being a breakfast option. Make it red velvet and you have dessert! Day 3 of my 7 Days of Red Velvet had to tuck in one of my favorite snacks, whether its plain, chocolate or cinnamon, doughnuts pretty much make my world go round. Tis’ the season to love so sharing a doughnut is the best way to enjoy this Valentine’sValentine’s. I love how simple this recipe is. You can top your red velvet doughnuts with anything you like, from sprinkles, sauce, syrup or even oreos, yeah, oreos.
INGREDIENTS

2 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Buttermilk
3 Tablespoons Butter
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
2 Tablespoons Red Food Color
1 Teaspoon Instant Dry Yeast

METHOD

Heat buttermilk and butter until it melts allow to cool a few minutes but still warm

Add all purpose flour, salt, instant active yeast and powder red food color

Pour in the vanilla essence

Pour in milk butter mixture

Start mixing the wet and dry ingredients

Start bringing the mixture together with a spatula

Knead the red velvet dough with your hands

Knead the dough until it forms a smooth but pliable dough. Oil the bowl plus the dough and leave in warm place to double in size around 1 hour

The dough has proofed and doubled in size

Punch down the dough and divide into four equal parts

Cut out the doughnut shapes from the rolled out dough until it is all finished

Cover the doughnut shapes with kitchen towel to rest 30 minutes

Heat a deep bottomed pan filled 3/4 way with vegetable oil

Fry the red velvet doughnuts until golden brown on both sides

Fluffy delicious doughnuts that are fast and easy to make

You can glaze the doughnuts and top with dessicated coconut, rainbow sprinkles and chocolate sprinkles like I did below

Or choose your favorite toppings

You have no excuse for not making these yummy red velvet doughnuts


RED VELVET DOUGHNUTS – 7 DAYS OF RED VELVET


Recipe by Mulunga Alukwe


Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 40 Minutes
Total time: 55 Minutes
Yield: 20 Doughnuts
Ingredients

  • 2 Cups
    All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons
    Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup
    Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    Salt
  • 1/2 Cups
    Buttermilk
  • 3 Tablespoons
    Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon
    Vanilla Essence
  • 2 Tablespoons
    Red Food Color
  • 1 Teaspoon
    Instant Dry Yeast

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat buttermilk and butter until it melts allow to cool a few minutes but still warm. Add all purpose flour, salt, instant active yeast and powder red food color. Pour in the vanilla essence. Pour in milk butter mixture. Start mixing the wet and dry ingredients
  2. Start bringing the mixture together with a spatula. Knead the red velvet dough with your hands. Knead the dough until it forms a smooth but pliable dough. Oil the bowl plus the dough and leave in warm place to double in size around 1 hour
  3. The dough has proofed and doubled in size. Punch down the dough and divide into four equal parts. Cut out the doughnut shapes from the rolled out dough until it is all finished. Cover the doughnut shapes with kitchen towel to rest 30 minutes
  4. Heat a deep bottomed pan filled 3/4 way with vegetable oil. Fry the red velvet doughnuts until golden brown on both sides. Fluffy delicious doughnuts that are fast and easy to make
  5. You can glaze the doughnuts and top with desiccated coconut, rainbow sprinkles and chocolate sprinkles like I did

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