Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sweet potato donuts

It's always fun for me going to the supermarket, although some people could find that pretty boring. I will always find some new or unknown ingredients to experiment with, such as  cranberries, Brussels sprouts, yams, green beans (since it's that time of the year). Usually, when you think about those ingredients, the first thing that jump at your mind is Thanksgiving or Christmas menu. But, with a little twist to a traditional recipe, something good and new could come up.

So I've decided "to play around" a family donut's recipe that I used to eat as a child, using yams instead of regular potatoes and adding a touch of cranberry sauce to fill the inside. They smell and taste as Christmas, believe me!!!!

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1 tbsp. yeast

1/2 c. lukewarm milk

2 large mashed yams

2 tablespoons sugar

pinch salt

2 eggs, well beaten

3 tablespoon butter

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

4 cups flour, plus more if needed

1 teaspoon lemon extract or lemon zest

 

To finish: granulated sugar and cinnamon mixed together.

 

Mix all ingredients. Knead and let rise to double in size. Then roll out and cut circles.

In half of the circle make a hole in the middle (and fry it, you'll get the fried donut's holes!!!)

The remaining dough, make other circle and in half put some cranberry sauce in the center and cover with another circle of dough. Let rise again and deep-fry in corn oil.

Roll the hot donuts into the sugar and cinnamon mixture and serve them.

 

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