Recipe:Cinnamon Ring Doughnuts
MAKES 15 TO 20
500g self-raising flour
1 level tsp baking powder
90g caster sugar
2 medium eggs
2 tbsp sunflower oil
FOR THE SUGAR COATING
1 level tsp ground cinnamon
125g caster sugar
Sunflower oil for frying
7cm and 3cm round cutters
1 Heat the oil in a deepfat fryer or large pan to 170C.
2 Meanwhile, sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the sugar.
3 Beat the eggs and oil into the milk and add to the dry ingredients, mixing with a spoon to bind them together.
4 Work the ingredients together into a smooth ball and then turn out on to a floured work surface. Roll the dough out to a thickness of just over 1cm.
5 Flour the cutters and use the larger one to cut out rounds of dough, then cut out the centres using the smaller cutter. Reroll the trimmings to make more doughnuts.
6 Place the doughnuts to one side and make the coating. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl.
7 Now cook the doughnut rings 2 to 3 at a time. Place the rings carefully into the hot oil and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until golden on the bottom, then turn them over and cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes, until they are an even golden colour and cooked through.
8 Lift them out and on to kitchen paper to drain briefly and, while they're still hot, toss them in the cinnamon sugar until evenly coated. Shake off any excess and place on a wire rack to cool briefly. Serve warm.