CINNAMON SUGAR PUFFS To buy this gorgeous 7-piece entertaining set,
Preparation time 20 mins plus 1 hour proving Cooking time 25 mins Serves 8-10
2 Tbsp caster sugar,
plus extra ½ cup 5g dried yeast 2 free-range eggs 2 cups plain flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon Oil, for deep-frying
STEP 1 Put milk and butter in a large heatproof jug and microwave for 30-second intervals until butter has melted and milk is warm, not hot. Stir in caster sugar and yeast and set aside for 2 minutes. Add eggs and whisk until smooth.
STEP 2 Put flour in a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Pour in milk mixture, whisking until a smooth batter forms. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour to allow dough to double in size.
STEP 3 Meanwhile, combine ground cinnamon and extra caster sugar in a large wide bowl.
STEP 4 Pour enough oil into a large deep saucepan until 5cm deep. Heat oil to 160°C on a cook’s thermometer.
STEP 5 Use 2 teaspoons to carefully drop teaspoons of batter into the hot oil, cooking about 8 doughnut balls at a time, cooking for about 5 minutes, turning occasionally until golden and cooked through.
STEP 6 Remove doughnut balls from oil using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel, then immediately add to the cinnamon sugar. Toss well to coat, then transfer cinnamon-coated doughnut balls to a large plate.
STEP 7 Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to cook remaining batter. Serve.
Sugar and spice and all things nice – and chocolatey and fruity – are on this platter of temptation perfect for a tea or dinner party
STEPS STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 5 STEP 6