Okay, I know these aren't Booky Cookies buuuuuut doughnuts are just as delicious as cookies, and in some circumstances, even better. Shhh... don't tell them I said that. ANYYYWAY, I wanted to make something that reminded me of THE DISASTERS by MK England. Now, I know what you're saying, how come you didn't make them beautiful and purple? Normally I would have, but I made these with my kiddo and she dropped my food coloring paste and needless to say... we have a multicolored floor but boring, non-galactic doughnuts. SORRY. Buuuut these doughnuts ARE delicious regardless, and I imagine the crew of The Swift Kick would appreciate them. After all, Nax, Rion, Asra, Zee, and Case would need these energy bombs for their constant adventuring and Guardians of the Galaxy -esque fight scenes.
NOT-SO-DISASTROUS BOOKY DOUGHNUTS
2 packs 1/4 ounce packages yeast or 4-½ teaspoon yeast or 1/2 ounce fresh yeast (I love fresh yeast)
1/3 cup warm to touch water
1 cup warm milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter (cold)
5 cups all-purpose flour
Oil for frying
1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted to remove any lumps
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
1 Tablespoon melted butter
1 to 2 Tablespoon milk or water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
or CHOCOLATE GLAZE
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon golden syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
HOW TO MAKE:
In a standing mixer, combine lukewarm water and yeast. Let it sit until dissolve for about 5 minutes if you're using dry yeast, let it sit as you collect the other ingredients if you're using fresh yeast.
Heat your milk of choice for about 2 minutes. Let it cool.
Add warm milk, sugar, salt, eggs, cold butter and 2 cups of flour to the bowl of yeast.
Using your paddle attachment, mix for 2 minutes at medium speed. Add the remaining 3 cups of flour and continue mixing dough. Scrape down the sides!!
Place dough in a large greased bowl. Cover loosely with a clean cloth and let rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours or until doubled.
Roll dough out on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into doughnuts using a doughnut cutter or cookie cutter.
Let stand for 10 minutes as you heat up your oil in a large saucepan or dutch oven until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimeters) high and place on medium heat until oil is 375 degrees.
Carefully drop doughnuts into hot oil, only a few at a time. Fry, turning once, for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Place each doughnut on cooling wrack over a sheet pan to catch the oil.
This is super easy! Just mix all the ingredients together!
Dip the hot cooked doughnuts in on both sides.
After let them drain over the sheet pan again!
This is also super easy! Melt the ingredients together over low heat!
Dip the hot cooked doughnuts in on one side
After, let them drain over the sheet pan!
Decorations: Add sprinkles and things you like!