- Low fat milk ½ cup, warm
- Salted butter 1½ tablespoons, softened to room temperature
- Active Dry Yeast 1½ teaspoons
- Flour 1½ cups
- Powdered white sugar 1½ tablespoons
- Salt ¼ teaspoon • 1 kcal
- egg yolk 1
- Corn starch ¼ cup
- Oil for frying
- Filling of your choice (melted dark chocolate, apricot or raspberry jam, thick custard etc.)
This is one recipe that is for keeps! A super easy and simple way to prepare the world’s favorite sweet snack.
Berliners are a German doughnut style famous all around the world. They are so tempting and irresistible that you can just not stop at one.
And a word of caution, these berliners can initiate fights and even mini wars… so make a peace pact even before you start sharing these lovelies between any group!
In a large bowl add the milk and butter. Stir the two together until the butter melts. Sprinkle the active dry yeast in the warm milk and butter mixture, slightly stir the mix, and let the yeast stay in the bowl for 10 minutes or until foams and becomes frothy. Add the flour, powdered white sugar, salt, egg yolk, and corn starch to the yeast mixture.
Knead everything in to a soft and smooth dough. Add little more flour, if required. Transfer the dough in to a lightly greased bowl, cover the bowl, and let the dough rise in a warm place for about an hour or until it doubles in size. Slightly punch down the dough and then roll it in to a slab of about ½ inch thickness over a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough in to small circles using a cookie cutter and then place the cut rounds over a lightly floured surface for 30 minutes again for the dough to rise. Heat oil for frying.
Carefully fry the dough rounds in hot oil until it is light brown in color. Remove the doughnuts on to a paper and let it cool. Use a toothpick to poke a hole in to some of the doughnuts and a piping bag to pipe any filling of your choice inside the fried doughnuts. You may also dunk it in melted chocolate or drizzle any topping of your choice over the doughnuts. Cool and enjoy while it is still warm!
– You may need to slightly heat the milk and butter together so that the butter melts nicely with the milk.
– You may place the bowl containing dough in an oven or a microwave.
– You may refrigerate the dough for 10 minutes after step 5 to make it easy for you to handle the dough.
– Carefully maintain the frying temperature of the doughnuts and do not over brown them.
– Make sure that you carefully remove the egg shells while you break the egg to separate the yolk.
Nutritional information (per serving): 168 Calories, 6.5g Total fat (2.2g Saturated fat, 0.5g Polyunsaturated fat, 3.4g Monounsaturated fat), 29.6mg Cholesterol, 96.6mg Sodium, 51mg Potassium, 23.9g Total carbohydrates (0.7g Dietary fiber, 2.3g Sugars), 3.3g Protein