Monash Cook-Off #2: Good Ol’ Doughnuts

Written and edited by: Chua Jia Ying & Cheah Wei Shang

Featuring: Pui Yee

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Ah, doughnuts. Most of us are familiar with these round confectionaries, always glazed to perfection and will never seem to fail to satisfy our sweet tooth. Pui Yee’s usual remedy for her particular malady is Krispy Kreme. Yet our current situation has made short stock of her type of medicine. So, she decided to make her own. 

“I don’t really have a name for this, it’s just sugar and chocolate glazed doughnuts.”

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Doughnuts are fried pieces of dough that are round or ring-shaped! Traditional doughnut recipes call for the dough to be deep-fried, however, being more health conscious nowadays, people have developed a way to make these delicious treats more healthy and less guilty; by baking them! Alas, baked doughnuts can hardly measure up to those deep-fried, sweet, delectable treats from Krispy Kreme, Big Apple or Dunkin’ Donuts! 

So, Pui Yee, what’s the inspiration behind this dish?

“Actually, yes. There are two reasons behind this. First, I’ve been craving Krispy Kreme doughnuts and second, it was my boyfriend’s birthday. He’s a fan doughnuts just as much as I am and I thought why not kill two birds with one stone? So I made some doughnuts, took some pictures and sent it to him.”

Wait, you made doughnuts for him but only sent him pictures?

“(laughs) Yeah! Since I can’t leave home.”

Okay, that’s kinda funny and sad. But, good on you for being a responsible citizen and obeying the MCO! So, tell us more about how you made these delicious doughnuts.

“Lemme get my recipe book. The dough calls for flour, sugar, salt, yeast and eggs. Oh, and also milk and melted butter. Make sure to mix the ingredients until smooth. Then, use a cup or something round to cut the shapes. Finally, fry it until deliciously golden brown! I recommend using tasteless oil like canola or sunflower.”

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What toppings did you opt for the doughnuts?

“I made some glazes, a sugar and a chocolate glaze. The sugar glaze is made by mixing milk, powdered sugar and butter and the chocolate glaze was done with just store bought dark chocolate which I melted down in a bowl.”

That sounds delicious and we can’t wait to gorge on some doughnuts when this is all over. Before we go,

Pui Yee, we have to ask; what are you going to do with the sweet, sweet money?

“I’m gonna split it with my mom for groceries, and then those delicious Krispy Kreme doughnuts.”

If you’re looking for something to satisfy your Krispy Kreme withdrawal, here’s Pui Yee’s doughnut recipe!

Dough:

  1. All-purpose flour 280g
  2. Sugar 3 tbsp
  3. Salt ½ tbsp
  4. Egg 1
  5. Whole Milk 120g
  6. Melted Butter(Unsalted) 40g
  7. Dry yeast 7g

Glaze:

  1. Powdered Sugar 250g
  2. Melted Butter(Unsalted) 75g
  3. Milk 4 tbsp
  4. Vanilla Extract 1tbsp
  5. Bitter-sweet chocolate (amount to your liking)

And that’s one recipe, see you next- oh we have GOT to stop doing this!

One Comment Add yours

  1. that looks perfect

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