Cinnamon sugar donuts


I wasn’t planning making donuts when I knead the dough.  And then I just change my mind for no reason at all.  Ha-ha, doesn’t that happen to all the women?

There were two of us, me and my husband, in the kitchen.  Coffee was brewing, music was on, and we worked on the dough together.  That made me feels happy, extremely happy.  

After the second rise, we shaped the dough into donut dough; deep fried them, glazed with icing sugar glaze, and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.  It tasted like heaven!

The best thing to goes with freshly fried donuts would be one pot hot black coffee. 


For icing sugar glaze:  

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoon milk

In a glass bowl, combine sugar and milk; whisk until all the sugar dissolves, and the glaze is glossy and running smoothly.


For Cinnamon sugar:

5 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 tablespoon ground cinnamon (or to personal preference)

Shift sugar and cinnamon together and transfer into a shaker. 


For the bread:


100 g milk
20 g bread flour

Whisk together milk and flour in a glass bowl.  Microwave the batter on high for 30 seconds.  Whisk again.  Microwave for another 20 seconds, and whisk until batter is smoothy.  And then microwave for another 15 seconds… repeat the process until you can write letters with a spoon on batter surface and those letters do go away.  

Cover up the sponge.  It can be use as soon as it cools down, but you can get better result with one day old sponge. 


Bread dough

360 g bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoon yeast
60 g sugar
10 dried milk powder
90 g milk
60 g egg
4 g salt
2 tablespoon butter, melted
oil (for deep frying)


Add sponge, bread flour, yeast, sugar, milk, milk powder, egg and salt to stand mixer’s mixing bowl.  Turn to speed 2, knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.  Add melted butter, knead until the dough can make windowpane.

Cover the dough with greased wrap.  Wait until the dough double in size, punch it down and gently fold into a dough ball.  Let it rest another 10 minutes.    

Using a rolling pin, flatten the dough out into desired thickness, or about half inch thick;  cut into donut shape with two round shape cookie cutters.

Cover and rest the donut dough another 15 minutes.  Deep fry in 375F oil until both sides are golden brown. 

Remove the donuts from oil and drain well on paper tower.  Glaze with icing sugar glaze, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.  

Do not waste the donut holes.  Deep fry them and coat evenly with cinnamon sugar too.  They are just awesome! 

Let me forget about calorie count for a moment and indulge in this guilty pleasure.  O(_)O~