Soft Vegan Berliner Donuts

Vegan Berliner Donuts
Vegan Berliner Donuts

Yes, I think this must be an appropriate name for these. It is a recipe for donuts that looks like donuts, but they taste more like berliner donut (Pfannkuchen). As I originally wanted to make vegan regular donuts I was quite dissapointed that they did not taste as they looked, but the dissapointment quickly recided when I discovered the incredible softness of these buns. Crispy on the outside and soft Pfannkuchen on the inside.

Still leaves me looking for a good plain donut recipe though.

Ingredients for approx. 16 donuts:

  • 1 pack of yeast
  • 1 dl of sugar (+ 1 tbsp to mix in the yeast)
  • 2.5 dl of lukewarm water
  • 1000 ml wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 2 tbsp potato flour
  • 3 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 250 ml soy milk
  • 50 ml melted vegan margarine
  • Oil to fry in, eg. 1000 ml sunflower oil
  • Evt. glaze or candy for donuts

This is how you do it:

  1. Mix yeast, 1 tablespoon of sugar and water in a bowl. Leave it for five minutes. Mix soy milk, sugar, margarine and sugar in another bowl. Add the yeast water to the soy milk mixture and mix well, preferably with a kitchen machine. Pour the flour and salt into the mixture while stirring. Knead the dough until it is firm and fine. Cover and let it rise for 1 hour.
  2. After the rest the dough needs a good kneading. Cut into approx. 16 pieces and roll each piece into a small ball. Use the thumbs to squeeze a hole in the middle of each ball and gently form a donut. Let the donuts rest for another 30 minutes on a flourcovered surcafe.
  3. Heat the oil in a fairly big frying pan. How do you know when the oil is just perfect and ready for the dough? Use a wooden stick or a piece of white bread, put it in the oil for a couple of seconds. If it starts to hiss or bubble around the edge the oil is warm enough. Fry the donuts a couple of minutes on each side, they are “browning” up fast, so please be careful when turning them.
  4. There`s also a pretty big chance for burning your fingers, so use some kitchen equipment to toss the donuts with. To be really on the safe side also use gloves and glasses.
  5. Let the donuts rest for a few minutes on some drying sheets, they are best consumed luke warm.
Soft Vegan Berliner Donuts - Vegan Ground
Soft Vegan Berliner Donuts – Vegan Ground

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