Homemade Donuts

Posted by Lisa on Friday, October 13, 2006. Filed under: ,
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I got this Donuts recipe from book of Variety of Donuts owned by my friend in Madras. I have made it so many times, so I don't need to look at the measurement of the ingredients every time I want to make it. The taste is good, even my daughter can eat 2 in once ;-p. Well, actually I made them in small size.... :D

For myself, I like it plain. Without chocolate topping, sprinkles, or some powdered sugar. But when you have time, and like to see them in pretty look... just dress them with anything you desire. Crushed roasted peanuts work the best for me. My daughter loves the chocolate, and my husband will eat anything I give him on his plate... ;-p


500 grams bread flour (I used all purpose flour instead)
100 grams granulated sugar
11 grams instant yeast
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 egg yolks
100 grams butter
250 ml fresh milk


1. Mix together in large bowl: wheat flour, granulated sugar, yeast instant, Baking Powder and salt. Stir them until well-combined
2. Add the egg yolk, and followed by butter. Knead until well-blended.
3. Pour in the cold milk in batches. Mix to form a soft dough. Knead the dough for about 1/2 an hour (if you use hands), until the dough become smooth, light and elastic.
4. Form the dough into a ball, place it in a large bowl and cover it with wet and clean cloth. Set aside for 1 hour.
5. Divide the dough into equal size small balls. Make wholes on the balls using your finger. You can use Donuts shaped cutter if it's available.
6. Deep dry it in hot oil with low-medium flame until it's golden brown and rise.


- If you use Active Dry Yeast, dissolve it first in 50 ml warm water before you mix it with the flour. Don't forget to reduce the milk until 200 ml
- Use a wooden chopstick to spin the donuts while you fry it. It will helps you to keep the shape of the whole.
- Let them cool before decorate them with chocolate and sugar

Cocoa Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Posted by Lisa on Thursday, October 12, 2006. Filed under: , ,
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I got this recipe from Quaker Oatmeals website. When I have too many oats in my kitchen, I decided to try it. The muffin is very delicious and easy to make.

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 small)
1/2 cup fat-free milk
5 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
2 egg whites or 1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar (optional)

Heat oven to 400°F. Line thirty-six miniature muffin cups with paper baking cups or spray bottoms only with cooking spray.
In large bowl, combine flour, oats, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda; mix well. In medium bowl, combine bananas, milk, margarine, egg whites and vanilla; blend well. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not overmix.)
Fill muffin cups almost full. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool muffins in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Store tightly covered.

Orange Muffins

Posted by Lisa on Tuesday, October 3, 2006. Filed under: , ,
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Since I live in India, preparing breakfast become a new routine. When I was in Indonesia, we (and I think most of Indonesians) didn't cook breakfast. We bought it. There's some reasons for that. One of them is because school (and also office) hour begin so early there. Most schools in Indonesia will start at 07.00 AM... It makes most of Moms don't have enough time to prepare during hectic hours in the morning. And another reason is because there are so many people sell food for breakfast... with so many options.

But things are going different here in India.... And now I'm getting used to make breakfast with the local taste... Idli, Dosa, Poori and Appam are the most common food for breakfast. But one day, we tried this recipe for breakfast... ;-p Like what western people eat for breakfast.. hehehe. But we are asian though..... Even the muffins taste so great, we still prefer dosa or idli. So I think next time I will make it for some other purpose.. maybe for tea time snacks...

I got this tasty muffin recipe from one of my favorite baking blog: Vania's Recipes

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine melted
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 eggsgrated rind of 1 orange
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, and blend well.
  • Melt butter. Take off heat and stir in orange juice, eggs and orange rind. Beat.
  • Stir liquid into dry mixture and blend just until moistened.
  • Spoon into greased muffin cups and soak 1 sugar cube in orange juice and place on top of batter.
  • Bake 375 F for 15-20 minutes or until done.
    A handful of coconut or raisins added to this batter would also be delicious.

Recipe Source: 'Muffin Mania' by Cathy Prange & Joan Pauli.